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CityLink Honors Rosa Parks & Celebrates Black History Month by Reserving Seat on Bus 2243 for the Entire Month of February

Passengers who ride bus 2243 the month of February may notice a special seat towards the front of the bus. That is because CityLink has seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks. The seat is in conjunction with celebrating the life of the Civil Rights pioneer and Black History Month.

The idea for reserving a seat for the whole month of February came from GPMTD Board Member Art Bell. He attended a conference in Atlanta, and he noticed they had a seat reserved for Rosa Parks in a bright yellow color. Art contacted CityLink Assistant General Manager John Anderson and Director of Maintenance Mike Brockway and they looked into doing something similar here. It was decided that the seat would be installed for the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. The seat was made locally by Ernie's Fulton Shop. It was installed on bus 2243 on January 31, and it will remain on that bus until the end of February. The bus is being rotated on all routes this month so it receives coverage throughout CityLink's service area.

CityLink has a long history of honoring Rosa Parks on February 4 (her birthday) by reserving a seat on each of its fixed route buses. This year was no different. The photo above was taken on February 4, 2018. The addition of the special seat is a way CityLink can honor Rosa Parks not only on her birthday, but during the entirety of Black History Month.

If you happen to be on bus 2243 and see the seat, please take a picture and share it on the official CityLink Facebook or Twitter pages!

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