MARTA has launched a new program that will integrate and restore art throughout the rail system.
The new commitment will engage with customers in a “bold, exciting and often entertaining new way,” general manager and CEO Keith Parker said in a statement.
“From mosaics to murals, we are redefining the ridership experience here at MARTA,” he said.
The Artbound initiative is a result of a 2016 Board of Directors vote to invest in art to improve the customer experience.
One percent of the annual budget — beginning with the 2017 fiscal year — will be allocated for art-related programs, community activities and restoration projects, according to a news release. In May 2016, MARTA's proposed budget for 2017 was $453.3 million.