Hi all, for anyone who'd like to write the city commission because they'd like their GPS navigational unit to include all the StarMetro bus stops and routes, below is some info, and endorsements, regarding the Google Transit program, which is free to all transit providers; notice how compatibility with devices for the visually impaired is one of their major points. Transit on Google Maps is a public transportation planning tool that combines the latest agency data with the power of Google Maps. It integrates transit stop, route, schedule, and fare information to make trip planning quick and easy for everyone. For agencies around the world, Google Maps is a cost-effective solution targeted at transit novices and seasoned travelers alike. Google Maps is available in 12 different languages and is compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired. The Transit on Google Maps feature is available on selected mobile devices through Google Maps for mobile . Public transportation information is also included in Google Earth . loading special announcements... Participation can benefit your agency by: Raising awareness of public transportation to attract new riders Helping seasoned riders discover new routes to maximize your infrastructure investment Linking to your agency website to increase rider awareness Connecting neighboring agencies' data to improve inter-agency connectivity Decreasing traffic congestion and environmental effects while increasing mobility Providing trip planning on both desktop and mobile devices Doing it all for free -- all you have to do is share your data Learn more about sharing your agency information on Google Maps. New York Governor David A. Paterson said: Google Maps for Transit is a truly innovative marriage of information and infrastructure. It is a perfect example of how the public and private sectors can partner together to benefit us all -- and it didn't cost New York taxpayers a penny. I applaud my colleagues at the MTA and Port Authority for making this a priority, and our friends at Google for continuing to make the world an easier place to navigate." C 2011 Google Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.