May 17, 2016

With the help of The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), Polk County Transit is proud to announce the launch of our public transit system on Google Maps! Transit Data for the county is now available through Google Maps to allow riders to plan trips and get directions using our transit service.

We are pleased to welcome Polk County Transportation Authority to Google Maps. This partnership shows Polk County’s commitment to innovating, as well as serving and attracting new riders. Together we can provide useful and accurate information to help people quickly get to where they want to go.

-Ryan Poscharsky, Strategic Partner Manager at Google

Polk County is the just the second community transit system in North Carolina to join Google Maps and we hope our participation will encourage current ridership and connect Polk to new active riders. In addition, the Polk County Transit System will be automatically integrated into all overlapping services that may pass through, or connect to Polk County. By showing the “Public Transit” link in every search for driving directions, Google Maps in Polk County is helping to promote public transit by informing drivers of the possible transit services they could utilize.

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