GO Transit and Google celebrate one year of trip planning - many happy returns!

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - GO Transit and Google are celebrating their one year anniversary since teaming up to provide GO riders with an online trip planning tool.

Available at gotransit.com/tripplanner, Google's Transit Trip Planner integrates the route and schedule information for the entire GO system, as well as most local transit systems.

Since GO got involved one year ago, additional local transit systems have been incorporated in the trip planning tool. The GO network of rail and bus services is now linked with systems such as TTC, York Regional Transit (YRT)/VIVA, Brampton Transit, Mississauga Transit (MiWay), Hamilton Street Railway and Burlington Transit.

Google's Transit Trip Planner works much like the popular Google Maps application. Simply enter where you are, where you want to be, and when you want to be there; Google will do the planning for you.

We promise to help you quickly and courteously, gotransit.com/promise/helpful.

For more information on GO services, the public can call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646), 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or visit gotransit.com.

GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. GO carries about 57 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 10,000 square kilometres. GO Transit is a division of Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow GO on Twitter and Facebook.

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For further information: Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416) 874-5974; or Ian McConachie, (416) 874-5975

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