The MARTA Army’s East Point project earned an attaboy on the national stage.
The Atlantic’s City Lab put it in its “Best Ideas of 2016” list.
At the No. 4 spot is “The Citizen Heroes Trying to Help Atlanta’s Cash-Strapped Transit.”
The group crowd-funded the installation of trash cans at 80 MARTA bus stop in East Point. One hundred fifty individual donated some $16,000
What’s it all about?
“The second campaign, launched October 19, is raising funds to buy garbage bins for bus stops in East Point, a high-poverty suburb southwest of Atlanta. (The city of East Point has agreed to install and service the cans.) … $5,000 in donations have been collected among community members for “Operation CleanStop,” mostly in $5 and $25 increments.”
This map shows where the trash cans will be installed. The fundraising has stopped.