Philadelphia Transit Plan: Underwhelming Regional Rail ambitions, and how to do more

The just published Philadelphia Transit Plan, prepared by the city’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS), generally conveys an excellent vision for transit in and around Philadelphia. It is focused on the adoption of best practice to improve the transit system, such as a simple network of frequent routes, stop consolidation and transit priority… Continue reading Philadelphia Transit Plan: Underwhelming Regional Rail ambitions, and how to do more

Phinding your way around Philadelphia: A proposal for SEPTA’s wayfinding design

Last year, SEPTA announced an intent to overhaul its signage to enable easier and more accessible transit wayfinding design. After decades of difficult to read signage in crudely compressed Helvetica on line color backgrounds, supplemented by ad hoc placement of a bewildering variety of newer signs installed by SEPTA and the city, local transit advocates… Continue reading Phinding your way around Philadelphia: A proposal for SEPTA’s wayfinding design


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