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Google Transit Finally Launches in Los Angeles (Metro Calls it a Data Test)*

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After much pushing and prodding by the public and media, Metro finally succumbed, quietly launching Google Transit this past weekend. Go ahead and play, it's like we're in a real big city now, catching up with most other major ones.

Update: Metro is being coy and says although it launched this weekend, there's nothing official yet. "We're not at the point of making an announcement," explained Spokesperson Dave Sotero, noting that there is no formal relationship. He said he could not go into details, but said the functionality should not be turned off and characterized it not as a launch, but rather as a data test.

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