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Merrimack Valley Priority Growth Strategy A roadmap for the future of the 270 square mile area, this is the first Master Plan to be developed for the region in over 30 years.
Crowd-Sourcing the System Map - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority With the help of 17,045 online voters and more than 30 map designers, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has a new system map. In the spring of 2013, the MBTA held a contest inviting graphic designers around the world to help it redesign its system map, which is displayed in transit stations, on vehicles, in print media and online. The initial entries were narrowed down to six after review by the MBTA, academics, planners and cartographers. The finalist maps were then released for public voting for two weeks in September 2013, the winner announced shortly thereafter.
Winning design by Mikheil Kvrivishvili

Winning design by Mikheil Kvrivishvili

MBTA system map dating from the 1960s

MBTA system map dating from the 1960s.

For more information about the TPCB program, contact Michelle Noch at FHWA (202-366-9206) or John Sprowls at FTA (202-366-5362).

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