You Don’t Need a Car in LA: PublicRoutes.com Launches Directions Resource for Los Angeles Public Transportation System

PublicRoutes.com,  directions-based Web resource, today announced the launch of a complete navigational resource for public transportation throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area including: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

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Released February 5, 2006 by PRNewsWire  

PublicRoutes.com, a directions-based Web resource, today announced the launch of a complete navigational resource for public transportation throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area including: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

With over 1.5 million people riding the metro each day, the launch in Los Angeles represents an important resource for residents of Southern California in desperate need of relief from the traffic choked freeways and surface streets. PublicRoutes.com has closely studied each city's transportation system and developed specific maps and directions for the entire area stretching from the Port of LA to the San Fernando Valley using public transportation.

Now with recently added features and state-of-the-art, patent pending technology, the website operates with unsurpassed speed and accuracy. PublicRoutes.com provides users with point-to-point directions for all modes of transportation — from MTA buses and rails to driving and walking directions.

"The Los Angeles area has always been plagued with tremendous traffic and public transportation represents an easy, efficient alternative for saving time and money," said Marc Sellouk, CEO of PublicRoutes.com. "What we provide at PublicRoutes.com is a single source to help anyone — tourists, residents, commuters — determine the fastest and most accurate way to get where they're going by car, bus, rail, or walking. All a person needs to do is have a destination in mind and PublicRoutes.com will take care of the rest."

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 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 LA 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 LAX 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: With the diverse ethnic presence in Southern
California, PublicRoutes.com is proud to offer 14 language translations
of the website directions, ranging from Spanish to Korean.

* 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 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.