Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA had previously announced a deadline of April 30, 2013, however no mention of the contest has been made since the original announcement of the contest.
Fire up Google Maps to find out where to catch the bus, and it won't help much; dozens or hundreds of stops are displayed in the wrong locations, have the wrong bus lines associated with them, or aren't shown at all.
Try this mess at Brigham Circle, for example. You'll spend a long time waiting for the 39 on Tremont Street, yet that's where Google Maps now declares the 39 stops; the stop for the 39 on Huntington Avenue is gone.
Want to report that the stations or stops are in the wrong locations? Sorry, can't do that.
New game: Where's Mumbles?
(Google Maps has a history of getting landmarks in Boston wrong. A year or two ago, they had Kendall Station about 2 blocks east of its real location.)
Hey, if anyone is looking for great, off-the-beaten-path places to take a date, you might want to check out MAP BOSTON. Tons of great locations featured, and a calendar/planner tom plan out your romantic adventures.
Ok, so I've been living in Boston for 2 years and there's still so much for me to see. The internet is nice but so impersonal, and I for one don't like PDAs and Blackberry type of things. My biggest help has been MAP BOSTON. For anyone who graduated recently and and wants to add a little adventure into their daily organization, MAP BOSTON is made for you. Imagine a day planner fused with a city guide for locals. It rocks, it's fun, and it's worth checking out.