Wednesday, September 1, 2010

LexTran & Art in Motion Dedicate Bluegrass Art Shelter

LexTran officials were joined this morning by 5th District Councilwoman Cheryl Feigel, Art in Motion President Yvette Hurt, and members of the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization as they revealed Lexington’s third artistic bus shelter. Designed by EOP Architects, the “Bluegrass” shelter is an artistic sculpture in itself and a tribute to Lexington’s rolling countryside.

“When I first came to LexTran, I made a commitment to adding more amenities, like benches and bus shelters,” said Rocky Burke, General Manager of LexTran. “When we can do something like this with the Bluegrass shelter, it provides shelter to our passengers and adds public art for the entire community.”

Burke also expressed his gratitude to all organizations and individuals who made the Bluegrass shelter possible, including Fifth District Councilwoman Cheryl Feigel. Feigel is the Chair of the Urban County Council Corridors Commission, a major contributor to the project. Funding for the art shelter was provided by the Urban County Council Corridors Commission and LexTran, with donations of time and services provided by EOP Architects, Steve Hranicky Construction, Iron Horse Forge, Yvette Hurt and Art in Motion.

“Our mission on Corridors is to improve the aesthetics of our corridors. I believe this certainly satisfies that goal and more, because it makes one of our corridors more functional,” added Cheryl Feigel, Fifth District Councilwoman, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. The Bluegrass shelter is located at the corner of Newtown Pike and Ash Street (across from Lexington-Fayette County Health Department).

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