Las Vegas Monorail Part of Google Transit’s Newly Expanded Route Planning Service

LAS VEGAS –The Las Vegas Monorail Company announced today a partnership with Google Transit – a Google product that allows online users to enter the specifics of a destination and utilizes available public transportation options to plot out the most efficient possible step-by-step route and itinerary.

The Las Vegas Monorail joined forces with Google Transit to provide data regarding Monorail transportation on the busy and popular Las Vegas Strip.

Google Transit, which has been in operation since December 2005, and has recently been integrated into Google Earth, currently offers public transit information for the following major metropolitan areas: Burbank, Orange County, and San Diego, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; Duluth, Minn.; Reno, Nev.; Eugene and Portland, Ore.; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Wash.; and all regional and national rail networks, domestic airlines and ferries in Japan.

Google Transit is similar to Google Maps, except it provides directions using public transportation instead of driving directions. By entering simple information such as starting and ending addresses, and time of day leaving and arriving, the Web site generates a detailed list of transit options including directions with maps, itineraries, estimated trip time, fare cost versus driving comparisons and other options.

Online users are invited to log on to to test-drive the technology.

— Business Wire