MTA launches interactive map to show weekend changes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NY) often uses the weekend to make track repairs on its subway system, which can result in cancellations and delays. To help riders untangle some of the weekend confusion, the MTA launched The Weekender, a new online interactive subway map. From Friday afternoons through early Monday mornings, the map will be posted on the MTA’s home page. The New York Times describes the map and its features:

The stylish digital map will be customized each weekend to reflect the myriad service changes that regularly bedevil straphangers on Saturdays and Sundays. Currently, rerouted lines and shut stations are noted only in stiffly written prose that sometimes compounds riders’ confusion.The interactive map is searchable by line, borough and station, and it flags trouble spots with blinking lights. Click, and the site will reveal a rundown of what woe awaits, whether a closed platform or an unexpected station stop.

The map uses a retro look based on the iconic New York City subway map designed by Massimo Vignelli in the 1970s, which was added to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Link to full story in The New York Times.

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