WETA Historical D.C. Metro Map Digital Feature


Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail system touches many different neighborhoods, each of which has its own backstory and character. WETA Digital created the Historical D.C. Metro Map interactive by identifying quirky and interesting stories for the areas in proximity to each transit stop. The stories were then utilized to create a reimagined interactive map with new “historical” names for each station. Users explore by selecting a station of interest, viewing photos and a text summary describing the story behind the name.