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Metrolink Releases Google Transit Data to the Public

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As Metro continues to refuse to release Google Transit to the public (even though it's basically ready to go), we've found that Metrolink went a step further than just letting Google use the data. "Metrolink has made its schedule and stop information available to anyone who wants it in the Google Transit Feed Specification," wrote Metrolink's Public Information Officer Francisco Oaxaca in the comments section of LAist yesterday. "We hope that developers will use the data to produce other applications for other devices." That means a developer could come along and take that data and make a iPhone application or a mash-up with Metrolink's scheduling info.