Metro data outage on Google Transit should be resolved soon, according to Google

As some of our riders may have noticed, Google Transit is still not displaying Metro bus and rail service. The problem dates to last week and involves an issue with the transfer of data from Metro to Google.

Google provided Metro with an update on Monday morning and said they are working to resolve the problem — and it should be resolved very soon.

In the meantime, we appreciate your patience. To help you get around in the meantime, you can contact Metro at 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876) and speak with an agent who can assist you with your travel needs, or you can visit Metro.net and use Trip Planner.

In the meantime, we also urge you to take current recommendations from Google Transit with a grain of salt. Here's a 3.5-hour trip it just provided me between my current location (L.A. Union Station) and downtown Long Beach:

 

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4 replies

  1. Argh, I hope it gets resolved soon– I absolutely rely on google maps for my transit info, because the Metro.net Trip Planner is not even REMOTELY near as functional.

  2. One thing I don’t like about Google maps is that it only wants to show you the light rail lines when you zoom in closer, so that you can’t really get a good look at the whole system.