Planning Your Commute Using Google and RTD

100 Real Estate Tips in 100 Days (Day 21)

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) has a very handy Google Powered device commuters and day trippers will find valuable.  It's called a Transit Planner.

By adding simple data, starting and ending location and destination arrival time, the widget will configure your trip for you!

Just for grins, I plugged in my home address and work location.  It asks for an "arrival" time, which is very good, since we usually have a time scheduled to begin work or attend an event.

The map sent me off walking in the opposite direction of the RTD Light Rail from my house.  I am assuming it was shorter to walk that way then to go directly to the Light Rail.

Other than that, my route is very normal.

I must confess, I do live in the suburbs, so this commute is rather long considering I own a car.  But if I were working downtown everyday, I can see the benefit in taking public transportation.  Parking in the city is fairly abundant, but expensive.  Having a car downtown is not an asset.

Click on the map Transit Planner and try out this service for yourself.  Tell me how it works for you, I'd love to hear!