The MTA held its monthly board meeting at the Terminal Station on Tuesday, June 29.

Highlights included:

1. Ratified $1,500 signing bonus for fixed route buses driver who currently hold a CDL license and a “P” endorsement. The perspective employee must sign on with MTA for at least one year.

2. MTA is investigating a route to South Bibb County’s industrial area.

3. MTA is delighted to have received a Downtown Challenge Grant for $14,500 to complete the expansive mural space at the corner of Fifth & Poplar Streets. MTA is doing Call for artist submissions. Please send a message to this Facebook page if you are interested in submitting a design and we will provide detailed information.

4. Bike Walk Macon also received a Downtown Challenge Grant which in part, they will use for Multi-Modal Macon Bus Stop Seating, Lighting, and Bike Racks at public spaces around the city.

MTA board members, (front to back) Otis Redding, III; Rachel Umana director of Bike Walk Macon, who like MTA, won a Downtown Challenge Grant which in part, will be used for multi-modal bus seating, lighting and public bike racks; and Dave Dickey. Thank you Rachel and Bike Walk Macon!