iPhone users can finally view real-time Metro information in Apple Maps, the transit agency announced Tuesday. The app will show train and bus schedules, departure and arrival times, vehicles’ current locations, and transfer points. A new data feed will also permit third-party software developers to harness Metro data so riders can better plan out their transportation.
In a statement, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld called the update a “game-changer.” “We want to make choosing Metro as simple and convenient as possible, and a key element of success will be providing real-time transit information as broadly as possible,” Wiedefeld said. Metro says it is also giving access to the data feed to certain “major mapping services.”