“Sparky on Second”MTA Announces New Route with New Electric Bus Sparky: bus number MTA – 100Second Street CorridorService begins on Monday, November 16, 2020Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the new Second Street Corridor route serviced by “Sparky,” one of MTA’s two new K9S 35-foot, zero emission electric buses, manufactured by BYD. Sparky and her brother “Bolt” were unveiled in October.

The Second Street Corridor project was the brainchild of Macon-Bibb County mayor Robert Reichert, who says, “I’m grateful to MTA for putting a new electric bus on the Second Street Corridor route. I think it will not only provide attractive transit services in the corridor, it will also be a positive reaffirmation of our community’s commitment to the environment and clean energy!”

The new route includes service — for the first time, to the front steps of Coliseum Medical Centers on Hospital Drive, significantly increasing accessibility to the hospital and other buildings on the campus for healthcare workers, family members of patients, and people with doctor’s appointments.

According to Stephen J. Daugherty, CEO, Coliseum Health System: “This is very exciting for us and we’re so thankful to Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority for adding a regularly scheduled stop at Coliseum Medical Centers. Our first priority is our patients, and improving access to the hospital for them and their loved ones is paramount. We want to make sure everyone who needs us can easily reach us, whether to visit our hospital or their physicians on our campus.”

Note: “Bolt,” bus number MTA-101, the second electric bus, will alternate routes throughout MTA. Information on the new Second Street Corridor route and all stops are listed below.

Second Street Corridor Route

Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Begins Monday, November 16, 2020

Duration of Route: Approximately one (1) hour

Distance of Route: Approximately 8 miles

Please remember, MTA bus riders must submit to a temperature check. Masks are mandatory and currently, the maximum number of riders on fixed route buses is 15.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and courtesy. Our goal is to keep you — and us, safe.

Second Street Corridor Route

Embark at Terminal Station 1. MLK Blvd. at Cherry Street 2. Poplar Street at Third Street (Dannenberg Lofts) 3. Poplar at Ocmulgee Outfitters 4. Second & Plum Street 5. Second & Pine Street 6. Second & Arch Street 7. Second & Hawthorne Street 8. Second & Hazel Street 9. Bridge Stop (over the bridge between Second Street & Edgewood Avenue, becomes Little Richard Penniman Blvd.)10. Little Richard Penniman & Edgewood Avenue 11. Nussbaum Avenue & Elizabeth Street 12. Nussbaum & Plant Street 13. Tindall Fields & Tindall Fields Apartments 14. Tindall Senior Towers (circular drive) 15. Plant Street & Mercer University Drive 16. Mercer University Bridge & Stadium Drive 17. Stadium Drive at fountain with steps 18. Stadium Drive & Garden Apartments 19. Emily Myers Welcome Center 20. Coleman Avenue & Adams Street 21. Coleman Avenue & College Street 22. College Street & Oglethorpe Street 23. First Street & Arch Street 24. Hemlock at Luce Heart Center 25. Pine Street & First Street 26. Second Street & Plum Street 27. Second Street & Poplar Street 28. Second Street & Cherry Street 29. Coliseum Drive at Fellowship Drive 30. Front entrance of Coliseum Medical Centers (at ramp) Disembark at Terminal Station.

WELCOME SPARKY to MTA, to the Second Street Corridor & to Macon-Bibb County!

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