T workers weren't even done putting up a new map at Government Center when somebody rushed over to figure out how to get from A to B.
The MBTA today kicked off a two-year, $500,000 project to replace every single map at T stations. Download a hi-def copy of the new map (870k PDF).
Highlights: The updated maps show a new Sliver Line 4, which will provide direct service from Dudley to South Station starting next month (on surface roads; no, the T didn't build a secret tunnel), and, on the Green Line, riders will get to see which line actually goes all the way to Lechmere (the E) and which end before Lechmere:
The project began this morning at Government Center. In addition to the new Silver Line route (fun fact: Next month the Silver Line will be missing a line just like the Green Line, with the elimination of the 3; its routes will be the 1, 2, 4 and 5), the maps also show connecting bus lines at a number of stations.
Among the maps to go: 40-year-old neighborhood maps at Government Center, Copley and Bowdoin, which now show numerous buildings that no longer exist - or were never built (along with a certain elevated highway):
Where's the police station next to the Garden?
Mythical Boston where there's an office building instead of a Holocaust Memorial and a pedestrian bridge across Congress: