Portals project identity and blades
A new system for rapid and commuter rail transit (1 of 4)
Ride!Philadelphia, the program begun with bus shelter mapping and interpretation, was extended
to the portals to over 100 under- ground subway and commuter
rail stations beginning in 2008.
The program consists of five components.
A system identifier, originally a
“T” mark to signify all Philadel-
phia rail transit, which has two operating authorities; this was
later changed to the logos of the entities, near left. The marks are
lit when the stations are open.
Blades innovatively attached to
a pole with one of three different mounts to accommodate all con- ditions that show what lines (or concourse) are available at the particular portal, before the user commits to the stairs.
The other three components are described on the following pages.