Rail

CHK to develop New Orleans pedestrian wayfinding map

Posted on October 5, 2011

CHK America was awarded a two-phased customer information design project for the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in New Orleans.

Phase One of the project kicks off with an originally-designed diagram of the city’s famous streetcar network incorporated into a newly created downtown “pedestrian wayfinding map.” This wayfinding tool will include unique design elements from the popular “Legible London” maps created by CHK’s UK counterpart Cook, Hammond and Kell.Those elements include 3-D landmarks, “you are here” demarcations and transit information.

Paired with the wayfinding map will be 28 customer information panels placed along major transit corridor transfer points. Both the map and the corridor panels will be available at the Expo. RTA’s new pedestrian wayfinding map will be a valuable tool for all EXPO attendees as they traverse the downtown area.

“We’re excited that our public transportation colleagues will be using our customer wayfinding information during their stay in New Orleans,” Rick Wood, CHK America CEO, said. “The RTA recognizes that a combination of pedestrian wayfinding maps and best practice transit stop information, helps customers to comfortably get around downtown cores and ultimately encourages increased use of public transportation.”

Upon completion of Phrase One, the project’s second phase calls for another pedestrian wayfinding map focused on guiding visitors and residents alike around the city’s famous Cemeteries and City Park Museum.

Established in 1999, CHK America is a best practice provider of customer information solutions for the U.S. public transportation industry.

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

More News

New Metra railcar RFP allows for alternative designs

Proposals will be due in August and Metra hopes to finalize a deal by the end of the year for at least 200 new cars.

Sonoma-Marin rail system carries 100,000th bicyclist

Since opening its doors in 2017, SMART passengers have included bicyclists who use their bikes to get to and from stations on a regular basis.

Alstom opens online marketplace for mobility sector

StationOne connects professionals in the railway industry and is designed as an efficient way to both promote and access the broadest possible range of products and services.

LAX breaks ground on automated people mover

Once completed in 2023, the APM will connect with L.A. Metro's light rail system.

MBTA opens $17M rail station on schedule, on budget

The Blue Hill Avenue Station marks the completion of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.

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 number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

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

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation