puts NY on the map

6th Jun 2006, has announced the
launch of its comprehensive directions-based Web resource
helping tourists, commuters and residents navigate their way around cities
in an efficient manner using all forms of transportation also offers any consumer or business a source for complete
travel planning including access to information about a city’s top
attractions and services. The New York metro area is the first urban market
to benefit from’s online solution allowing site visitors
to obtain accurate and timely information on all transportation methods
used to navigate throughout the five boroughs, New Jersey, Connecticut,
Long Island and Westchester including subways, AirTrain, commuter rail
(LIRR and MetroNorth) and ferries
  “Even as a native New Yorker, I understand how navigating around the
tri- state area can sometimes be very confusing; with so many public
transportation options it’s hard to figure out the best way to get from
point A to point B quickly and easily,” said Marc Sellouk, CEO of “What we provide at is a single resource
for any commuter, resident or tourist not only to figure out what mode of
transportation will get them where they want to go, but also help them plan
their day- whether that’s getting to and from work, business meetings,
shopping, sightseeing or anything their daily routine involves. “
  While detailed maps and accurate transportation information are the
cornerstones of’s service, the site also ties that
expertise into a comprehensive online portal catering to a wide variety of
needs of native New Yorkers as well as businesses, tourists and visitors.
  Merging all a city’s resources into one, easy-to-use website, not only provides basic public transportation directions,
schedules and itineraries for commuters, it also allows users to obtain
information and door-to-door directions to a city’s top sites including
restaurants, tourist attractions, entertainment and nightlife- perfect for
tourists unfamiliar with the area. also offers a one-stop
resource to search for, compare and book hotels, flights, vacation packages
as well as other travel add-ons including car services and tickets to
attractions. The site’s advanced features also include:
  —SMS Capability: Users can receive directions and city information via
text messaging directly to their mobile phones.

  —Language Translator: can be translated into over a
dozen languages including directions and maps.

  —City Pages: For tourists or fulltime residents looking for a single
resource for anything from airport car services to local restaurants to
area attractions, provides an extensive directory of
local businesses and vendors to create an itinerary, map, or detailed
directions to and from multiple locations within seconds.

  —Toolbar: The site’s customized toolbar allows users to easily integrate
directions into their existing toolbar and always have local search
capabilities a mouse-click away

  —Traffic Alerts: offers continuously updated traffic
alerts throughout the metro area enabling travelers and commuters to
find the fastest route to any destination in the city.
  “As more consumers turn to local search solutions, our mission is to
provide one, complete resource for anyone looking for straightforward and
error proof navigation and city-specific travel information,” said Roy
Mousaieff, Vice President of “We are excited that New
York, with arguably the most complex and accessed public transportation
system in the country, is our first rollout. We are anxious to bring to additional markets across the U.S. and



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