I know a lot of people are intimidated by navigating schedules and routes. Why not do the same for public transit that Mapquest did for driving directions? I wouldn't think it'd be too hard to implement. Imagine:
Enter a starting address:
2122 N. Broad
Enter a destination address:
103 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA
1. Walk 4 blocks south to Cecil B Moore Orange Line Station, 0.2 miles
2. Take Orange Line Inbound to City Hall Station, 3 miles
3. Transfer to Blue Line toward 69th Street, 4 miles
4. Exit 69th Street Terminal and walk east on Market St. toward Garrett Rd, 0.3 miles
5. Turn left onto Garrett Rd. toward 103, 0.2 miles
Do any cities offer this? I've often thought that Mapquest should do pedestrian directions when figuring how to get from a restaurant to a nearby movie theater and being frustrated that Mapquest's directions will always tell you to take a limited-access expressway or abide by one-way streets.