Wednesday, September 20, 2006

For the Beltline folks...

Saw this today on on the Community Blog, in case any of you might be interested (or Stan, if you want to look into this). Ken Haldin is with the Beltline Partnership; the deadline for application (not artwork, just the application) is this Friday.

Atlanta BeltLine
posted by Ken Haldin
at 9/18/2006 9:09:11 AM

The BeltLine Partnership, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is seeking to develop and sustain an enduring identity for the Atlanta BeltLine.

In connection with creating a robust identity and communications program for the BeltLine, we are currently striving to identify Atlanta-based graphics firms that are capable of participating in the development of key identity elements for a civic project of this scope and magnitude.

A PDF of the application guidelines is available through Ken's post, or here. It might be interesting to see how some of our Beltline projects stand up to the "pros."

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Speaking of style guides...

Found this link through Design Observer and

Additional links from there to a more corporate style guide (GE) for comparison.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Trains, trains, and well, trains

Here are some useful websites for other U.S. commuter trains:

APTA - American Public Transportation Association:

VRE (Northern VA):

MARC (suburban MD):

MBTA (suburban Boston):

Metro North Railroad (NY, NJ, CT):

LIRR (NYC, Long Island NY):

METRA (Chicago metro area):

Metrolink (suburban LA):

TRE (Dallas - Ft. Worth):

NJ Transit:

SEPTA (suburban Philadelphia):

SoundTransit (Seattle):

And sites about the A2A train: