Every time we talk about a new city getting public transport data added to Google Maps, we can't help but ask when Australia's big three cities — Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — will join the party. A Lifehacker reader from Queensland also asked the question, and got a surprisingly positive answer.
Lifehacker reader Jon was inspired to write to Queensland transport authority TransLink after reading on Lifehacker about the lack of timetable integration for Google Maps users. Having asked when integration could be expected, this is the reply he got:
TransLink has been working hard on this project as we do recognise that it is a beneficial tool for our passengers to utilise when travelling on the network. We are planning to roll out the Google Transit by the end of the year.
Combined with plans for free Wi-Fi on trains, this could potentially make travelling in Brisbane a lot easier. Sydney and Melbourne transport planners, take note. Thanks Jon!