Online voting opens for new bus design; winning art will wrap Route 1 Ride - Hyattsville Life & Times
BY SUSIE CURRIE — Buses are a common sight in Hyattsville, as in any metropolitan area. By late fall, though, three of them that run along one of the city’s main roads should be a bit more distinctive. Currently, the buses bear the familiar yellow, blue and white logo of The Bus, part of the Prince George’s County transit system, as well as their line number: 17. They circulate exclusively on the Route 1 corridor, with 75 stops from the College Park IKEA to the Mount Rainier traffic circle. But soon, the vehicles will be wrapped in artwork that reflects their surroundings – and you can help choose it by voting for your favorite of three designs at The contest, sponsored by the Route 1 Ride Collaborative, started July 24 and runs through September 9. It garnered 350 votes the first week. Boshwell Talavera’s design (top) was a photomosaic, while Jennifer Axner’s incorporated an artist’s tools. Earlier this year, a call to artists within 50 miles of the Route 1 corridor resulted in 38 entries from 27 artists. A panel of county, municipal and University of Maryland officials whittled the list down to three finalists, which were announced on July [...]