Video by Matt Haugen, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash – Hundreds of people were on hand for the much anticipated unveiling of the Washington State University Cougar themed Pullman Transit buses Saturday.
The dark crimson design and cougar face highlight a new “Go Cougs” message that will travel around the Pullman area for the next 3-5 years.
“It shows fantastic cooperation” between the City of Pullman and WSU, said Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson, also a WSU professor.
Code-named “Cougar-Sighting” the design was kept a closely guarded secret until Saturday’s unveiling.
WSU sponsored the project to celebrate its partnership with Pullman’s bus service. No taxpayer dollars were used in funding the project; instead, money from WSU’s trademark and licensing program will pay for the bus wraps.
So far, two buses have been redesigned. There are plans to wrap 10 and possibly more.
There is really nothing like homecoming to celebrate the amazing collaboration between WSU and Pullman, said WSU President Elson S. Floyd.
In the past year, Pullman buses logged 1.4 million passenger trips. Most of the riders (88 percent) are students and staff from WSU.
Photos below by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services.