New York Subway Map with New Jersey transit systems, including Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, NY Waterway ferry, and PATH, made by Stewart Mader.
The New York Subway Map influences the transit choices of over 2.4 billion riders, and has a long history of including New Jersey, as well as other transit options that supplement the subway, but the current map doesn’t include all options that serve the city and its immediate environs. That’s why I created this New York & New Jersey Subway Map. A comprehensive map can help people choose transit options that reduce stress, ease congestion and pollution, and increase safety for everyone. Maps in major cities like Berlin, London, Philadelphia, and Tokyo include all rapid transit services, regardless of operator.
What’s on the Map?
- Hudson-Bergen Light Rail – New Jersey: solid yellow lines. Operates 5AM-11PM.
- New York City Subway – New York: lines in multiple colors. Operates 24/7.
- New York Waterway Ferries – New York & New Jersey: light blue dotted lines. Operates 6AM-11PM.
- Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) – New York & New Jersey: bright blue lines. Operates 24/7.
- Staten Island Ferry – New York: light blue dotted line. Operates 24/7.
- Staten Island Railway New York (inset): solid, navy blue lines. Operates 24/7.
I interviewed transit riders in New York’s Fulton Center subway station about the New York & New Jersey Subway Map. Jonn Elledge and Barbara Speed interviewed me about the project on Skylines, the CityMetric podcast. It has also been covered by CityMetric, Gothamist, hMAG, NJ.com, Patch, Reddit, Transitism, and Transit Maps, and received the endorsement of the mayors of Hoboken and Jersey City.
After creating the New York & New Jersey Subway Map, I worked with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to create PATH Riders Council (PRC), an advisory group for the subway system connecting New York & New Jersey. Among our accomplishments is an updated PATH map that shows transit connections available at or near each PATH station. This new map helps PATH customers plan their trips using all available transit options, and moves the region closer to the more comprehensive New York & New Jersey Subway Map. I presented the updated PATH map to the Port Authority Board of Commissioners in 2016 to highlight collaboration between PATH & PRC, and emphasize the value of giving customers comprehensive information about transit.
In an interview with PIX11 reporter Greg Mocker, I was critical of a 2014 proposal to cut overnight PATH subway service.
In 2014, I made the case for a New York & New Jersey transit map to the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission.
Historically, geographically, and commercially New York and the industrial district in the northern part of the state of New Jersey constitute a single community. –Interstate Commerce Commission