The skinny is the trip planner will not be a Google product but Star Metro tried working with Google. Please see Mr. Scheib's response below: ----- Original Message ----- From: Scheib, Samuel To: 'Lynn Evans' Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:31 AM Subject: RE: trip planner for future web site NOVA 2010 That writer is not informed. We spent more than two years trying to get our system on Google. You don't just send them some information. It is extremely difficult and time consuming although that wasn't the problem. The problem was that they didn't make it live. Month after month we waited for them to activate the system but the only feedback we got was they give preference to existing customers. Eventually we got tired of waiting and made trip planner part of a larger system we are getting. Rather than being a separate part, trip planning is a function of the same system we use to make driver schedules, ride guides, etc. (by contrast today all of these things are made separately and independently, resulting in lots of errors.) From: Lynn Evans [mailto:evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:23 PM To: Scheib, Samuel Subject: trip planner for future web site NOVA 2010 Will the trip planner be a Google product. Someone on another mailing list said: Quote think it's a real shame that StarMetro chose to reinvent the wheel with their own trip planner, rather than send their info to Google, which already has an accessible trip planning system, and which also happens to interface with the navigation systems for the blind.