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OmniRide, Keep Prince William Beautiful Unveil Bus Stop Beautification Project

Community celebrates with ribbon-cutting ceremony

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WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide and Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) – along with Prince William County Neighborhood Services, Parks, Recreation & Tourism; Apple Federal Credit Union, and Amazon Web Services in Communities (AWS) – unveiled yesterday a Bus Stop Beautification Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony at one of OmniRide’s bus stops.

The project transformed designated bus shelters in Prince William County into canvases of public art designed by local artists. During this first phase of the project, four local bus shelter locations feature work by a different artist under the theme of environmental stewardship.

“Omniride is excited to partner with KPWB on this inspiring project that showcases the talent of local artists while providing public art for the community,” said OmniRide Chief Development Officer Joe Stainsby. “Omniride is a community-focused organization and service, and we are honored to have provided these ‘blank’ canvases across our service footprint for the beautification of our community. We look forward to more such installations in the future.”

Remarks were given at the ceremony by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation (PRTC) Chair of the Board and Prince William County Supervisor Victor Angry, OmniRide Executive Director Bob Schneider, and KPWB Executive Director Rico Fleshman. Representatives from the community partners, invited guests, and all four artists attended the event. At the conclusion, all attendees boarded an OmniRide bus for a tour of all four shelters.

Artists were selected through an open call for proposals by KWPB. They were encouraged to visit their selected shelter locations to see the neighborhood, surrounding community, and its cultural influences to inspire them to create their works. Each artist received a $500 grant to create the artwork and will receive half of the proceeds gained at an auction for the sale of their artwork after a year. This will become an annual project with new artists selected each year.

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), operating as OmniRide, provides a variety of services in Prince William County, Stafford County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park including OmniRide Express and OmniRide Local bus routes; OmniRide Ridesharing for the promotion of carpools and vanpools; and OmniRide Employer Services which helps businesses to implement and expand commuter benefit programs. PRTC also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

For more information on the project and the artists visit OmniRide.com.

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The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), operating as OmniRide, provides a variety of services in Prince William County, Stafford County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park including: OmniRide Express and OmniRide Local bus routes; OmniRide Ridesharing for the promotion of carpools and vanpools; and OmniRide Employer Services which helps businesses to implement and expand commuter benefit programs. PRTC also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

 

 

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