Posts tagged with "MARTA"

MARTA overpass mural design lauded at public meeting

Posted by Decaturish.com August 31, 2016

By Duo-Wei Yang, contributor  The MARTA overpass mural concept was met with enthusiastic acclaim when revealed at an Aug. 31 public meeting at Ebster Recreation Center. Sarah Seaton-Todd who works for the Decatur Arts Alliance says that she “absolutely loves it.” “I think it’s just abstract enough to be modern,” she said, “It’s not rough or blocky. […]

MARTA rolls out ‘bendy bus’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 23, 2016

A new style of MARTA bus is making its debut this week. MARTA is unveiling its first “bendy bus,” also known as an articulated bus, which has an accordion-like section in the middle. The idea is to make turns easier for the buses to navigate, as demonstrated in this video: MARTA’s bendy buses will be […]

Decatur holding public meeting with artists selected for MARTA overpass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 9, 2016

The city of Decatur invites the public to meet the artists selected to paint a mural on a MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. The Decatur Arts Alliance selected the MILAGROS Collective, from Miami and New Orleans, consisting of Felici Asteinza from San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Joey Fillastre. The artists will attend the input […]

Decatur selects artist to paint MARTA overpass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 12, 2016

The Decatur Arts Alliance has selected an artist to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. The MILAGROS Collective, from Miami and New Orleans, consists of Felici Asteinza from San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Joey Fillastre, according to a press release. Last year, the city received a $15,000 grant to paint the […]

MARTA changing bus routes in Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 8, 2016

A reader recently noticed that some of the bus stops in Oakhurst along Oakview Road and East Lake Drive have been covered and now have a sign notifying the public that the stops will be closing soon. “Are they cutting bus service around here? The buses are usually always empty anyway, but I found this […]

Dear Decaturish – Unlock gridlock on the Clifton Corridor

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 23, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

City Commission will consider recommendations for Avondale MARTA station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 18, 2016

The Decatur City Commission meets on Jan. 19 and will consider a recommendation that would subdivide 7.6 acres as part of a redevelopment of the Avondale MARTA station. Columbia Ventures is redeveloping the station into a Transit Oriented Development, an apartment project that will incorporate the convenience of the nearby transit station. According to a filing with […]

Dear Decaturish – Police should reconsider parking in front of MARTA station

Posted by Decaturish.com January 13, 2016

We accept letters to the editor. Letters to the editor are opinions of the authors of the letter, not Decaturish.com. Everyone has an equal opportunity to submit a letter to the editor. So if you read something here and don’t like it, don’t jump on our case. Write a letter of your own. All letters […]

Input wanted for Decatur’s MARTA mural

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2015

Decatur recently won a $15,000 grant to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. Now the city needs your help in deciding what kind of mural should go there. Angie Macon with the Decatur Arts Alliance says there will be a public input session on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6 […]

Grant will fund mural on MARTA overpass

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 24, 2015

The city of Decatur has received a $15,000 grant to paint a mural on the MARTA overpass at West Trinity and Atlanta Avenue. Jim Jaquish with the Atlanta Regional Commission says the grant is a 1 to 1 match, meaning it requires a 100 percent match from the city. He said the grants are partnership […]

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