Rail

N.Y. MTA introduces interactive subway map

Posted on February 6, 2013

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has made the online map of the New York City Subway interactive. Now, without the need to open a separate PDF file, you can zoom in to enlarge any part of the map and expose details for easy viewing. Just scroll your mouse’s rollerball or click on the map’s zoom button. You can also click-and-hold your mouse button to drag the map with your mouse or click on pan buttons to change the section that’s visible.

As before, you can continue to click to download a PDF version of the map.

“The subway map is one of the most popular tools we provide on our website, and we want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for visitors to the city and New Yorkers alike to get the most out of the map online,” said Paul J. Fleuranges, sr. director, corporate and internal communications.

The interactive online map uses the latest version of the printed subway map, which indicates the continuing Hurricane Sandy-related service changes on the A line to the Rockaways, including the free H shuttle, and the South Ferry Station on the 1 line. This is the same map that is now being distributed by subway station agents in printed form.

Because of the evolving nature of post-storm subway service restorations, the MTA has been providing regularly updated service maps in PDF format since Superstorm Sandy. Previously, in addition to a PDF map, the MTA’s website had shown a static image of the subway map in GIF format that did not allow zooming or dragging.

The map window size has been optimized to provide the most viewing area possible for most users. It is 720 pixels wide by 900 pixels high.

By clicking on any of the subway route symbols shown above the map, you can pull up an individual line map listing the stops on each line and indicating what times of day trains stop at each.

The new map can be found by going to www.mta.info, then clicking on “maps” at the top of the screen, then clicking on “subway system.” Or follow this link: http://www.mta.info/maps/submap.html

Users of tablets and smartphones can access the online map as well with commands similar to the desktop version: pinch to zoom and swipe to scroll. From a mobile device, simply go to the MTA’s “On the Go” range of digital tools, and onthego.mta.info, or to the MTA’s mobile website, at m.mta.info.  

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FRA invests $21.2M in PTC, grade crossing safety, passenger rail

Grants awarded are part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in July 2014 to distribute new FY14 Omnibus funding as well as unobligated funds from the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program.

Metra adopting 'confidential close call reporting system'

According to the FRA, which has promoted the adoption of the system by a handful of railroads so far, the system complements existing safety programs, builds a positive safety culture, creates an early warning system, focuses on problems instead of people, provides an incentive for learning from errors and targets the root cause of an issue, not the symptom.

Cost of 3-week Cincinatti streetcar delay could total $2M

Additionally, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority has reduced its estimates by $569,000 for both streetcar fare revenue and what it believes it can capture from those who want to advertise on the vehicles.

The case for driverless trains by the numbers

Some of the benefits discussed by a CityLab report, include a 70% savings in staff, higher frequencies, significant operational savings and more room for passengers.

State lawmakers urge Metro Transit to step up fare enforcement

While an audit found that one of every 10 light rail passengers may not be paying fares, Metro Transit reports 94% compliance on its Green Line and 97% compliance on its Blue Line. Moving away from an honor system and installing turnstiles could cost the agency $107 million, according to the report.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close