I was wrong.
Google Maps integrated the data about public transportation routes previously available at Google Transit. That means you'll have a new option for directions: take public transit. "Google Maps will suggest up to four trips for you to take, which may contain different modes of transportation. For example, one trip may use the train while another uses the bus." You can choose the departure or the arrival time and see estimations for cost and travel time.Great another cool tool... for someone else.
Unfortunately, the service is only available in a very limited number of US cities (including San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Dallas, Seattle) and Japan.
As I've said, I was wrong.
It's not cool.
No, actually, it is quite cool, and Hampton Roads is included!
Check out the list of included cities:
* Burbank, CaliforniaI was stunned: we've become a geek city!
* Orange County, California
* San Diego, California
* San Francisco Bay Area, California (BART)
* Santa Clara Valley, California (VTA)
* Tampa, Florida
* Honolulu, Hawaii
* Duluth, Minnesota
* Reno, Nevada
* Eugene, Oregon
* Portland, Oregon
* Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
* Austin, Texas
* Dallas, Texas
* Hampton Roads, Virginia (HRT)
* Seattle, Washington
* Japan (All regional and national rail networks, domestic airlines and ferries)
Sadly, the ferry schedule is not included. Perhaps they'll add the ferry at some point. And, of course, The Tide will be added once the rails are humming.