Local/Regional News
3:04 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Piggy Bank Bus Shelter Now In Use For Columbia Heights/Chevy Chase Corridor

Lextran passengers and pedestrians in the Columbia Heights / Chevy Chase corridor have a brand new bus stop shelter.

The ribbon was cut Thursday on the new Piggy Bank Bus Shelter at the corner of Euclid and Lafayette, in front of Republic Bank
Credit Alan Lytle

A sizable crowd gathered in front of Republic Bank at the corner of Euclid and Lafayette to cut the ribbon today / Thursday on the “Piggy Bank” Stop. 

Kate Savage, who lives in Columbia Heights took the lead on fundraising and managing the project.

“Essentially, we were able to engage the community, the campus, the city, and a corporation so this truly is an effort that has been embraced by all representatives."

Savage says she worked with the group Art-in-Motion, which has built several creative shelters around town, to bring forth a one of a kind structure that’s not only functional but aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

“This shelter faces north/south, so it enjoys the movement of the sun as it passes over this shelter, casting a wonderful, fluid, kinetic shadow of movement and it changes all day long.  In fact it will change every day.  It’s one of these pieces that will never be the same at any given time, in time.”

The back of the shelter, which was designed by Lexingtonian Patrick Morgan, has a large piggy bank cut out and there are glass panels with graphic designs taken from the one dollar bill.