Local/Regional News
1:37 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Nonprofit Seeking Bids for Artistic Bus Shelters

Art In Motion is holding a pre-bid meeting Thursday as part of a project to create artistic bus shelters in Lexington. 

The project is part of a partnership with Lextran and LexArts that hopes to increase ridership on Lexington's public bus system.  AIM President Yvette Hurt says increasing ridership can also bring environmental benefits. 

"By building ridership the system becomes better for everyone, and you take more cars off the road, more people who could drive choosing to leave their cars at home or riding public transit, and thereby reducing congestion, and reducing air pollution and carbon emissions," she said."  

This fits in well with the project's funding, which is a mixture of public money and a federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Grant. 

The bus shelters will be constructed at Leestown Road and Southland Drive, and currently require bids from contractors.  AIM will hold a pre-bid meeting on the process Thursday at 1:00 in the Lextran Training Center, which is located at 105 Spruce Street.   Additional information on the program can be found at the organization's website.