Public transit riders used to have to just settle for the route that Google Maps dictated — no discussion, no sharing of feelings, nothing. But, the newest iteration of Maps will tailor the route to your preferences while looking gorgeous on Ice Cream Sandwich.
With version 6.5, Maps now allows the user to select his preferred method of public conveyance — be it bus, subway, train, or street car — as well as weight the potential routes based on the walking distance, number of transfers and the overall travel time. These options are available in 475 cities worldwide. Google also redesigned the home page for easier navigation.