Submitted by Whatcom Transportation Authority
This week, WTA completed its installation of firetruck-inspired artwork on a new bus shelter at Kendall Fire Station. The artwork was created by Kendall Elementary School students.
In 2019, WTA was able to purchase and install new bus shelters for seven locations in the Kendall area, thanks to a grant from Easter Seals. The purpose of the grant was to help reduce barriers to public transportation for seniors and people with disabilities. The grant brought together several community groups, including the Whatcom Community Foundation and the Whatcom Council of Governments.
To add beauty, character and community spirit to several of these shelters, WTA turned to Kendall Elementary School, whose students provided the works of art. Though the fire station bus shelter was not part of the Easter Seals grant, Kendall Elementary School students were happy to participate again, this time sending firetruck-inspired themes.
WTA now has four Kendall-area shelters featuring works of art by local kids. The others are located on Oregon Trail, in Peaceful Valley, and at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center.