While working at CHK, I was asked to come up with a family information products for GRTC, the principle transit company providing service in greater Richmond, VA area. The initial pilot called for the creation of signs that could be used across the region. One of the tasks in particular was to redesign an existing transit map that was failing to meet the needs of transit riders.
Redesigned topological map. While most maps depict the geographic spread of service, frequent network maps focus on the frequency — or quality — of service which is far more helpful in the trip planning process.
Frequent, all-day service is clearly highlighted, making it easier to pinpoint what areas have reliable service, something that instills a peace of mind during a journey planning process.
These detailed maps follow the same graphic conventions as the system map and show detailed service overview from any given location.