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Deadline Extended for Bus Design Competition

Route 1 Ride Collaborative seeks local artist to create bus wrap to help increase ridership.

Local artists looking for public exposure have a second chance to get their work seen by hundreds of people everyday.

The Route 1 Ride Collaborative has extended the deadline in the search for an artist to create an original bus wrap to reflect the charms of working, playing, and living along the Route 1 corridor. The new deadline for submissions is Friday, May 2.

Formerly TheBus route 17, the travels between Mt. Rainier and north College Park, and stops at each of its 45 stops every 30 minutes.

Three contest finalists will each receive a $500 honorarium for their design. The winning designer will receive a $3,000 honorarium and their design will be featured on three Route 1 Ride buses for at least three years, beginning this spring.

All emerging artists and designers are encouraged to submit an application. More information and applications can be found here.

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