Apple adds Boston transit directions to Maps

By Lindsey Stokes
Staff Writer

On Monday, Apple debuted the addition of Boston public transit directions to its Maps app, an addition that allows commuters to plot their routes on buses, the commuter rail, and subways.

Apple now plots public transportation routes in New York City, Baltimore, Berlin, Chicago, London, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, and 300 cities in China.

Apple says the markings on its Maps app correspond to the signage commuters will see when entering or exiting stations. The familiar circle T logo of the MBTA is used on markings for the different subway lines, along with their colors.

The new feature appears on the iPhone, iPad, and laptop and desktop for iOS 9 or Mac OS X El Capitan users; no download necessary.

Images of the Maps app on a smartphone
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