1. Transit timetables - on the map if you touch on any train station/bus icon in AK or WN then you can bring up the timetable of services and what time they are leaving from that stop in the direction you want.
2. For restaurants and cafes you can get a summary of reviews in a bar graph sourced from a range of 3rd party review sites.
With the features above along with richer business info from Google Places pages and things like Wikipedia layer I find I am using maps more often.