FAX Partners with Google to Offer Free Online Transit Trip Planning
08/03/2009

Fresno Area Express (FAX) announced today that it has partnered with Google Transit to provide an online trip planning tool through Transit in Google Maps. This free trip planning tool combines the latest FAX data with Google Maps. It integrates transit stop, route, schedule, and fare information to make trip planning quick and easy for transit novices and seasoned travelers alike.

"As part of Google's commitment to develop useful public-private partnerships, we are pleased to welcome FAX to Google Transit. This partnership shows FAX’s commitment to innovating, serving their riders, and attracting new riders" said Jessica Wei, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google.

To plan a trip using Transit in Google Maps, go to www.google.com/transit or to www.fresno.gov/fax then click on Google Transit Trip Planner. Available on Google Maps are options for getting step-by-step transit directions, finding transit stops in the area, and viewing station information and schedules. Another feature of Google Maps is that it is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired.

“We are excited about the partnership with Google Transit, and are pleased to offer the community an additional resource for accessing information about the services provided by FAX” said Ken Hamm, Director of Transportation.

For more information, the public may call 621-RIDE.

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