Transit Agencies Ready For Super Bowl, Starting With Cool Map
Monday, December 09, 2013 - 03:58 PM
Here's a cool map. It shows the transit systems of New York and New Jersey as they link to each other beneath the Hudson River.
The New York MTA created the map for NJ Transit. It's designed in the style of Massimo Vignelli, inspiration for the MTA's Weekender subway service map. NJ Transit will be handing out the map to the hordes of out-of-town football fans who'll descend upon Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, on Feb. 2 for the Super Bowl.
More than 400,000 visitors are expected to come to the region for game-related events, and about 80,000 will attend the game. Those visitors can use the map to stylishly get oriented to the area's many forms of public transit.
NJ Transit will also be offering a $50 "Super Pass" to visitors and regular customers between Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. The pass will be good for unlimited travel on NJ Transit trains, buses and light rail, including trips between Newark Liberty Airport and New York City. But the pass will not be usable on PATH or MTA trains.
During Super Bowl week, NJ Transit, PATH and the MTA will provide more frequent service.