Sunday, April 10, 2005

Getting Around With Google

Following up on the previous post regarding the madness of transportation in suburbia, it appears that the folks over at Google have you covered. Introducing: Google Ride Finder.

If you live in certain metropolitan areas, you can check the real-time whereabouts of taxicabs with links to the specific cab company's website and phone number.

The image above shows the locations of cabs tonight in central Chicago. Looks like south siders needing a ride are out of luck tonight!

For those unfortunate souls unable to afford a cab in Chicago now that the City Council has approved a 12% fare increase for cabbies, the suburban bus authority, Pace, has its own system giving you "real time" location information for its buses.