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Sound Transit Seattle

All Sound Transit Routes Get New, Alphanumeric Names

The "Red Line" didn't fly with people living in neighborhoods historically redlined by discriminatory real estate and land use practices.

April 16, 2020 - The Urbanist

SEPTA Station

Coming Soon: A New Transit Map for Philadelphia

Transit is getting a new look.

July 12, 2019 - WHYY

Expo Line

All of L.A.'s Rail Lines Will Get New Names

Goodbye, Blue Line. Welcome, A Line. Goodbye, Red Line. Welcome, B Line.

December 11, 2018 - LAist

Los Angeles Metro

With a Growing Number of Transit Projects Planned, L.A. Considers Renaming Rail Lines

Like many cities, L.A. already has two trains in the blue color family. With more rail projects in the works, some think it's time to update the system.

September 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Times

Tokyo Subway Map

Friday Fun: Choose the Best in the 'World Cup of Transit Maps'

The perennial debate is renewed, and potentially resolved: Which city's metro system has the best transit map?

April 6, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

D.C. Metro

Redesign D.C.'s Metro With an Interactive Mapping Tool

Metro Map Maker allows users to add, alter, and erase pieces of the WMATA system—or redraw it from scratch.

September 13, 2017 - DCist

London Underground

London Releases Tunnels Map for Claustrophobic Tube Riders

Transport for London has responded to customer requests for a new accessibility measure: a map to help riders avoid long tunnels.

July 20, 2017 - Metro Magazine

Public Transit Korea

Seoul and the Future of Transit

South Korea's capital enjoys better stations and more complete coverage from a train system that gets less of its money from government subsidies and charges lower fares.

June 22, 2017 - Mic

Norba, ancient roman town in Lazio, Italy

Friday Eye Candy: Ancient Rome's Maps, Reimagined as a Transit System

There are surprisingly few maps of ancient Roman roads, and many fewer maps of ancient Roman roads that resemble big-city subway maps. An intrepid student has improved upon that situation, however.

June 9, 2017 - CityLab

BaltimoreLink System Map

Baltimore's New Bus System Comes With a Snazzy New Map

Fans of transit maps will have to watch out for the new map of BaltimoreLink.

May 17, 2017 - Greater Greater Washington

Bike Commute

Friday Eye Candy: Bike Maps That Look Like Transit Maps

Stylized maps of bike routes, similar to the example set my London transit maps. This is the best kind of mashup.

February 3, 2017 - CityLab

National Transit Map

Hot Off the Press: The National Transit Map

The U.S. Department of Transit has released its first ever National Transit Map.

September 1, 2016 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Paris Metro Train

8 Lessons from the Paris Metro

Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.

May 3, 2016 - Greater Greater Washington

Northeast Rail Map

U.S. DOT Making a National Transit Map

Transportation Secretary Antony Foxx called on local transit agencies earlier this month to share data to be used in building a comprehensive map of the nation's transit lines.

March 22, 2016 - The Washington Post

Portland TriMet

How to Design a Better Bus Transit Map

Not all transit maps are created equal. The new Portland TriMet map, for instance, does a much better job of illustrating the usefulness of its high-frequency network.

October 2, 2015 - Human Transit

How to Build a Real-Time LED Display of Your City's Transit System

One MIT student's love of transit means no one in his house will ever miss the T.

September 26, 2015 - The Boston Globe

Metro Map

Pop Quiz: Can You Name Cities from their Transit Maps?

What better way to wind down from a long week thinking about cities and maps and transportation than by taking a quiz to show off your knowledge of cities and maps and transportation?

January 16, 2015 - The Washington Post

Help Pick Boston's Next Transit Map

The six finalists in an open competition to design Boston's next subway map have been revealed, and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) is asking the public to weigh in on the winner.

September 13, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

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