Today I successfully navigated the Dallas public transit system thanks to Google Maps.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been taking the train to work two to three days a week. Today however I got an urgent request to pick up a presentation at a location that wasn’t close to a train stop. Just as I was preparing to take the train back to my car so I could drive past work to the pickup location, I stumbled on Google Maps Mass Transit Planner. It works just like driving directions except that it provides bus and train stops instead.

I was able to follow the directions and quickly make it to my destination and back. An hour long ordeal turned into a 20-minute experiment in mass transit. So here’s to Google Maps and DART for making my day easier.

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