If you’ve been living under a stone and missing out on non-tech news for the past week, a pretty major hurricane hit the Eastern seaboard including the Unofficial Capital of the World, New York City. Although the storm’s gone, there’s a lot of damage: some are saying that the New York subway could take months to get back to full service, and parts of New Jersey are absolutely wiped. Google’s been trying to help, by putting crisis maps and links to support services on the main page. But today they also updated Maps to reflect the damage done. Satellite photos now reflect the most recent NOAA images.
But here’s something that New Yorkers will especially appreciate: even as Mayor Bloomberg tries to get everyone safely to work in the most confusing way possible, Google is making it easy by updating its transit directions for the city. That means Google’s already added the temporary shuttle buses and subway closings to its transit directions. Thanks, Google!
Oh, and by the way, even after Apple’s most recent iOS 6 update, if you ask for public transit directions from Maps, it will take you to the app store.