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Metro Goes Mobile

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You're never alone when you've got your cell phone. And now, you'll never be stranded.

Metro today launched a new Web site, optimized for mobile phones and PDAs.

The service offers a relatively easy-to-use trip planner as well as an LA Country traffic map, although the large map image is difficult to read on smaller phone screens. The site works on 90 percent of current hand-held devices, Metro claims, so we trust the early kinks will be fixed.

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Check it out on your computer and you'll get the idea. Point your mobile device to and put it to use.

Soon enough, we hope Metro takes the plunge and hires NextBus, which offers real-time transit info on the fly (via GPS) for public systems such as SF Muni.

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