New Signs Will Help Caltrain Riders Get from Here to There
January 13, 2011
The nine-county Bay Area is served by more than 20
transportation systems offering everything from practical buses to
romantic cable cars. Navigating through the maze of options can be
confusing for riders. Sometimes a simple sign can mean the difference
between getting lost and "Ah-hah!" for intrepid travelers.
Caltrain will soon begin installing signs at four of its stations
that will help riders transfer from one transit system to another and
get to their destination more easily.
Instead of having individual signs for each transit system, the signs
consolidate information for all the transit systems serving the station.
Station maps, transit stop maps, route maps and schedule and fare information
are included in the package of signs that will be installed at each
station. "Wayfinding" signs that point riders in the right
direction and large signs identifying the transit center and showing
the logos of all the transit systems at the station also are included.
The signs have a consistent graphic style, which makes them easy to
spot. A bright orange lower-case letter "i" is used as a
unifying logo on each sign to encourage people to "look for the
'i' for information."
Riders can look for the signs at the San Francisco, Palo Alto, Mountain
View and San Jose Diridon Caltrain stations. The signs also will be
installed at the Millbrae Intermodal Transit Center.
In order to minimize the impact to riders, the signs will be installed
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project is expected to be completed in March.
The signs are part of the Hub Signage Program, an element of the Metropolitan
Transportation Commission's Transit
a regional project to make it easier for riders to get around the Bay
Area on public transportation.