Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Future of Public Transit?

There has been a movement in municipalities across the country to sell naming rights to schools, parks, subway stops and various other public spaces. In today's Boston Globe there is an article about the MBTA seeking corporate sponsorship. The city I work for is also considering this option for high school spaces. I figured this was a great opportunity for a fun, sarcastic map, but Christopher Jobson of Colossal Art & Design beat me to it with this map of Chicago's CTA.

I like that the loop becomes the "Whirlpool" and the Manischewitz line going out to the Jewish parts of town. Also, it was nice of him to name a stop in honor of Gene Siskel. Click the map for an expanded view (use the magnifier if needed) or here for the original blog post.

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