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Friday Fun: All the Colors of the U.S. Transit Rainbow

An intrepid grad student at MIT created a graphic that shows off the color palettes of U.S. and Canadian transit lines.
March 31, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Kelsey E. Thomas shares the work of transportation engineering and urban planning graduate student Ari Ofsevit, who frequents the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority transit system while studying at MIT. 

The idea is simple: a graphic that shows the colors used by 13 transit systems in the U.S. and Canada. The threshold for making the graphic: having a system that uses at least three colors, two of them from subway lines. "The graphic was created using PDF maps, a color picker and a line file," explains Ofsevit.

Ofsevit was intrepid enough to complete a project many people had thought of but never actually completed, and for that, as well as the fun result he created, we applaud him.

To shot Ofsevit's work, here his tweet of the most recent version of the graphic, in response to feedback from Twittersphere.

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Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Next City
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