Vote for This Portland, Maine Bus Stop to Win Best Bus Stop in the USA
We need YOU to vote (like, right now) for a Portland bus stop to be voted the BEST Bus Stop in America! The bus stop is on Congress Street in front of Mechanics Hall, and is one of the coolest bus stops we have ever seen! The Portland Bus Stop is up against a bus stop in Baltimore, MD., and one in Norwalk, CT. C'mon, we need to beat these towns! But hurry, the deadline to vote is Monday, March 28 at 11:59 pm. Let's go, Maine!
Why the best bus stop in America contest? The voting site at Streetblog says it best:
"An artful bus stop can transform a wearisome wait into an inspiring visit to a micro-museum — and these stops are true masterpieces."
Creative Portland, the city's official non-profit arts agency, recently upgraded several bus stops around town. The one that is nominated from Portland was created for Creative Portland by Maine resident and Ghana-born Ebenezer Akapo, who uses patterns composed of his native country’s Adinkra symbols into his bus stop design.
“This bus stop evokes joy and hope and cultivates friendship in a city within the whitest state in the nation, which has seen an influx of immigrants from African countries,” said Dinah Minot, executive director of Creative Portland. “At different hours of the day, the shelter design casts shadows of ‘hope’ on the bus shelter patrons and on the passersby.”
The best bus stop contest is in the "March Madness" bracket form. So if Portland wins this round, they will be in the final four bus stops!