Not all change is progress

I don’t have a lot of occasion to ride the Metro, unfortunately, so perhaps this is an old change I am just now seeing. But whose bright idea was it to make the system maps 1/4 of their former size, a la the over-crowded CNN layout? The map is incomprehensible unless you’re right next to it and good luck seeing it if anyone is in that seat.

Either end of the car still has the full-sized maps but that’s of little help if I’m in the middle. I’m not just looking out for my own dizzy self here – we’ve got a lot of tourist riders who need all the help they can get too.

On counterpoint is my lovely girlfriend, who quipped “Considering some of Metro’s issues in the last year, maybe making the safety in-case-of-emergency info more prominent is more important to riders than knowing where they’re going.”

1 Comment so far

  1. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on January 8th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

    Never mind the huge, lighted maps all over the stations.

    I’d settle for schedules (and route maps) at all the bus stops.

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