MTA To Redesign Service Signs
NEW YORK (WCBS 880/ 1010 WINS/ AP) — Beginning next week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to offer New York City subway riders more detailed information about service changes.
The agency will display large, easier-to-read posters (with jumbo text) at subway entrances about the week’s service disruptions, not just the station they’re entering. The additional information also will help riders determine what transfers they can make.
The posters will be black and white — as opposed to the orange and blue notices now. Colors will be used to help riders identify their lines and see whether changes are occurring during the day, night or weekends.
“We are out there on nights and weekends performing the vital work necessary to keep the New York City subway operating safely and efficiently,” NYC Transit President Thomas F. Prendergast said in a statement. “Performing that work, however, is no excuse for forcing our customers to hunt for service information. With these new designs, we are giving riders the information they need in a format they will understand.”
Here’s what to expect from the new notices:
•Easy-to-find, clearly marked locations in stations – both before and after you pay your fare
•Comprehensive listing of all subway reroutes in the system
•Large subway route icons in color
•Icons (sun and moon) plus colors highlight period of day
•Quick facts provide time, day and dates of reroutes, brief descriptions of reroutes plus alternative travel options