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PublicRoutes.com Launches in Boston - Brings Public Transportation Directions to 'Beantown'

Company Expands Successful Online Directions Resource with Enhanced Features for Finding Detailed Directions, Maps, Travel Information and Local Guides

Mar 5, 2007

 

PublicRoutes.com, a directions-based Web resource, today announced the launch of a complete navigational resource for public transportation throughout the Boston area including: Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex and Norfolk counties.

Boston is credited with having the oldest mass transportation system and subway in the country and remains a vital hub of culture in the Northeast with hundreds of thousands of residents and tourists traveling the area. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, MBTA, currently lists its daily ridership at over 1 million people and offers abundant modes of transit from rails and buses to subways and ferries. The goal of PublicRoutes.com is to provide a way for the residents and tourists of Boston to enjoy the city and travel more efficiently through the area.

PublicRoutes.com is a great source for people who need to get around to parties, arrange directions for friends, find cool attractions around town, or simply get to and from their favorite watering hole safely. The company has closely studied the entirety of the MBTA and developed specific maps and directions for the entire area using public transportation.

With recently added features and state-of-the-art, patent pending technology, PublicRoutes.com operates with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. The website provides users with point-to-point directions for all modes of transportation -- from rail to ferry to driving and walking directions.

"Boston has a tremendous public transportation history that has developed over 300 years into a system we feel represents an easy, efficient way of travel that saves time and money," said Marc Sellouk, CEO of PublicRoutes.com. "As St. Patrick's Day quickly approaches, Boston will be able to take advantage of all the festivities in a safe and reliable manner by using readily available public transit options. PublicRoutes.com is about helping people in cities across the country determine the fastest and most accurate way to get where they're going and we're excited to have launched in such a terrific metropolis like Boston."

Merging all a city's resources into a free, easy-to-use website, PublicRoutes.com also allows users to obtain information and door-to-door directions to the city's top points of interest including restaurants, tourist attractions, sporting arenas like Fenway Park and nightlife venues. In addition, the website offers a one-stop resource to search for, compare and book hotels, flights and vacation packages for those visiting Boston as well as other travel add-ons including car services and tickets to events.

The website's advanced features include: -- Local Guides: For anything from car services to local restaurants to area attractions, PublicRoutes.com provides an extensive directory of local businesses and vendors that allows users to create itineraries, maps, and detailed directions to and from selected locations within seconds. -- Language Feature: To better serve our diverse users, PublicRoutes.com is proud to offer 14 language translations of the website directions, ranging from Spanish to Chinese. -- MyPublicRoutes: A service on PublicRoutes.com that remembers specific locations entered by the user to provide a faster, more efficient way of searching for directions and personalizing the experience. -- Flights, Hotels and More: Powered by Travelocity, this feature on PublicRoutes.com allows users to book airplane tickets and hotel reservations and offers vacation packages, last minute deals for all of the country's top destinations, tickets to popular attractions and much more.

PublicRoutes.com will soon expand to serve more cities within the U.S. and internationally. For more information and to access the new PublicRoutes.com navigation resource, please visit http://www.publicroutes.com/.

About PublicRoutes.com:

PublicRoutes.com is a directions-based web resource that helps users navigate their way around cities in an efficient manner, getting them where they need to be using all modes of transportation available. Providing comprehensive, door-to-door directions and detailed maps, users get accurate and timely information on all transportation methods including city buses, subways, trains and ferries. Residents and tourists alike are now able to use a single source for locating and traveling to the top restaurants, shops, and attractions of any PublicRoutes.com city.

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