On Thursday, we spilled the beans about the TTC’s new integration with Google Maps, which means that as of this very moment you can use Google’s service as a trip planner. (Just don’t try to get to get to Ottawa.) We missed mentioning it at the time, but the whole thing should work on your iPhone and BlackBerry, too, as well as on any other device or platform that has its own mobile Google Maps app.
So far, as best as we’re able to tell, using Google Maps to plan a trip works as well as the TTC’s official trip planner does. (That means, at least as of February, perhaps not as well as MyTTC.ca.)
We’d like to tell you more about how it works—and how Google Maps’ planner does or doesn’t differ from the TTC’s own—but the TTC won’t comment yet, and Google hasn’t either. Today, the TTC did send out a press release, teasing an unspecified “announcement” to be made by “Toronto Mayor David Miller, TTC Chair Adam Giambrone and, Google’s Managing Director for Canada, Chris O’Neill” on Tuesday, October 12 at 10:30 a.m., at Google’s headquarters. To spoil the fun: it’s this. But we likely won’t know more till then.