Coming Soon: A New Transit Map for Philadelphia
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."