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Transit travel directions from Peabody to Rockport on Google Maps.

Transit travel directions from Peabody to Rockport on Google Maps.

MassDOT is committed to providing accurate and convenient travel information for all Commonwealth residents and visitors. We continue to invest in the development and maintenance of route and schedule data for transit operators across the state.

In partnership with ten Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs), and several bus and ferry operators, MassDOT has been working alongside Trillium Solutions Inc. to develop and maintain the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) data that is used in the creation of web and mobile applications such as Google Maps.

In the past, MassDOT partnered with all of the 15 RTAs and Bridgewater State University to make the GTFS data widely available. Now, five of the RTAs are maintaining the data on their own, and MassDOT has expanded its partnership to ferry and intercity bus operators to provide more transportation information to the public. In the first phase of this new partnership, RTAs and ferry operators have worked alongside MassDOT and Trillium Solutions Inc. to improve the quality of the data and how it is presented to the public.

MassDOT is working with Google to make the information available through their trip planning application, Google Maps. The data is Open Source and is published on the MassDOT Developers Page for use by the general public, so that anyone interested can use it in research or for the development of web or mobile applications. You can also find the GTFS data for the remaining five RTAs on the MassDOT Developers Page.

You can now search Google Maps and plan your next trip with the improved and updated information in the following RTA service areas:

• Berkshire Regional Transit Authority
• Brockton Area Transit
• Cape Ann Transit Authority
• Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority
• Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority
• Montachusett Area Regional Transit

In the coming weeks we will be publishing updated information for:

• Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
• Lowell Regional Transit Authority
• Nantucket Regional Transit Authority
• Southeastern Regional Transit Authority
• Block Island Ferry
• Cuttyhunk Ferry Company
• Freedom Cruise Line
• HyLine Cruises
• Patriot Party Boats, Inc.
• Seastreak
• Vineyard Fast Ferry

To plan your next trip, go to google.com/maps

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