Dear +Google Australia
We in Melbourne, the world's most livable city, love our public transport. Okay, lots of us do. We also love +Google Maps
! The one issue with our lives has been that Public Transport Victoria had not done the work OUR (and by our, I mean the people of Victoria's) transit timetable data available in a format that is available in Google Maps Transit.
At the end of March this year, they finally did and many of us rejoiced that we would soon join the rest of Australia in the joins of using Google Maps to plan our public transport usage!
But its been well over 150 days now and still no Transit information. I have gone to the PTV and asked them why this is the case and for an update, but they have thrown up their hands and put the ball back in your court (as you can see in the letter I received below).
Was wondering if you would be able to do a bit of research, and see what the hold up is on adding Victoria's Transit timetable to Google Maps? There should be no privacy/confidentiality issue with you releasing this information publicly as the Chief Information Officer for the PTV has okayed its release! In fact, they have implored me to ask for the information from you!
So, if you could, I would love to know the status of getting OUR (the people of Victoria that is) data into Google Maps?
Any help appreciated.
Your Loyal User,
Phillip "Molly" Malone
PS. Love your work!
PS. PS. If you could find a way to hurry the release of the Nexus 6P here in Australia too, would love you that bit more again! #HurryUpAndTakeMyMoney