Work & Co has launched the first major redesign of the MTA subway map in decades, and acclaimed filmmaker Gary Hustwit documented the process of creating a new “live map” — one that updates in real-time — to help New Yorkers and tourists better plan their journeys.
The Live Subway Map, which can be found at map.mta.info, is a more accurate, tech-forward option to printed maps and those commonly used on station walls. Using the MTA’s own data, the map, which is web-based to reach across a multitude of devices without a download, continually updates routes to illustrate current and accurate train service status.
The launch of the new map follows an 18-month partnership between Work & Co, the MTA, and the Transit Innovation Partnership, a public-private partnership between the MTA and the partnership for New York City. Work & Co led design concepting, detailed design, technical architecture, web application development, and quality assurance.
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