Ebenezer Akakpo '01

The support from Portland, from Maine is just incredible.

Ebenezer Akakpo '01 wins the United States national bus stop competition!

The colorful bus stop right outside our doors—designed by Ebenezer Akakpo '01—now holds the title of Best Stop in the United States. The design features panels stamped with outlines of traditional Ghanaian Adinkra symbols for hope and friendship.

This honor points to the importance of “reducing the stigma of riding a bus and spotlighting public transit through the arts,” according to Dinah Minot, executive director of Creative Portland.

“The support from Portland, from Maine is just incredible," Akakpo told the Portland Press Herald. "People were posting this everywhere, to get everyone’s attention. To me, this is the biggest honor since I came to Maine.”

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