For the second time this year, DDOT forgets to send schedules to Google Transit

I went to look up bus directions and got the following message:

“Sorry, we don’t have transit schedule data for a trip from Warren Ave W & Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 to Joy Rd & Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48206 at the time and date you specified.

Get driving directions from Warren Ave W & Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 to Joy Rd & Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48206.”

It looks like no one at DDOT has sent in the new April 28 schedule data to Google Maps, thereby rendering them unable to provide transit directions for Detroit. This is the second time this has happened this year. Google transit is used by many people and transit agencies to help people quickly and easily make sense of transit schedules, versus slowly piecing together PDF schedules and system maps.

I e-mailed COO Bill Nojay and he responded promptly. He says he will check into it, and that they are looking at overhauling their info tech systems.

Hopefully this basic, widely used tool will be back up soon.

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  1. As of the morning of May 2nd this problem had still not been addressed. I’m looking today and it appears Google has received updated information and have service using it restored.

    Thanks for posting this!!!

  2. Google Maps doesn’t have data again – schedule changes coming September 29. More info at http://transitdetroit.blogspot.com

  3. Thanks for the update, Fuzzy.

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