Coming Soon: A New Transit Map for Philadelphia

Transit is getting a new look.

July 12, 2019, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


SEPTA Station

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Darryl C. Murphy reports that SEPTA is preparing to release a new transit map that will provide information on "subway, bus, regional rail — even the PATCO lines — all in one place."

"The new map uses color coding and line weight to indicate frequency throughout the system," adds Murphy.

SEPTA posted a draft conceptual design of the new map in February, providing the public a chance to give feedback.

"About 64% of the 1,021 respondents found the new design easy to understand. Fifteen percent confessed that they were still baffled by the routes," according to Murphy. "The survey also found 42% of respondents said because of the new design they are likely to use transit more, which is a good sign considering the authority’s sagging numbers in ridership."

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