Local Student Art to be Unveiled Wrapped on SunLine Buses as Part of the Agency’s 4th Annual Art Contest on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SunLine Transit Agency will unveil two hydrogen fuel cell buses wrapped with the 1st place winning submissions of its 2019 Student Art Contest on Tuesday, August 13th at its headquarters in Thousand Palms at 10:00 a.m.

Most of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place student winners will be in attendance at this special ceremony to be acknowledged for their outstanding artwork. Those who won 2nd and 3rd place will have their artwork featured on SunLine bus shelters. Winners are as follows:


1st Place Winner (Bus Wrap)
Chanbin Park
7th Grade
Palm Desert Charter Middle School

2nd Place Winner (Bus Shelter Art)
Maddie Voss
7th Grade
Palm Valley School

3rd Place Winner (Bus Shelter Art)
Bradley Marienfeld
6th Grade
James Workman Middle School

1st Place Winner (Bus Wrap)
Abby Lopez
4th Grade
King’s School

2nd Place Winner (Bus Shelter Art)
Kobe Khai Nguyen
4th Grade
Amelia Earhart Elementary School

3rd Place Winner (Bus Shelter Art)
Cali Cartland
5th Grade
Gerald R. Ford Elementary School

The cost of the bus wraps is underwritten by the contest’s co-sponsors – the City of La Quinta and Barton CPA.

There were 345 entries in the Elementary School Category, and 67 entries in the Middle School Category – submitted from schools throughout the Coachella Valley. This is SunLine’s 4th Annual Student Art Contest.

“We are so excited to see the looks on the faces of these talented students as they see their artwork larger-than-life for the first time,” said Lauren Skiver, CEO/General Manager for SunLine Transit Agency. “This community program is especially unique as it incorporates the importance of public transit while educating local students on how SunLine uses alternative fuels to promote clean air in the Coachella Valley. SunLine remains committed to air quality, and will continue to support initiatives like the Student Art Contest to help the local community learn more about the work SunLine is doing in alternative fuels.”

Each spring, students are encouraged to submit entries focused on the art contest’s theme, “SunLine Buses are Important for the Coachella Valley and the Environment.” Participating students were asked to include buses and landmarks unique to the Coachella Valley.

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About SunLine
SunLine Transit Agency is a joint powers authority formed in 1977 to operate the Coachella Valley’s public transportation system. SunLine offers fixed route bus service and curb-to-curb paratransit for the mobility impaired. Its fixed route and paratransit vehicles travel more than 4 million miles per year, covering over 619 bus stops located throughout a 1,120 mile-service area, carrying approximately 4.82 million riders. SunLine Services Group regulates three taxi franchises who provide taxi services throughout the Valley. SunFuels alternative fueling

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