Tallahassee, FL – Florida A&M University (FAMU) students are enjoying some new mobile ambiance. Two StarMetro buses, Venom Express I and II, are featuring a new design with the FAMU logo and Rattler. Charles Collins, graphic designer for university relations, created the design.
“We have been working with FAMU Chief of Police Calvin Ross and his staff on the bus design for over a year,” said Ronald Garrison, executive director of StarMetro. “We are all excited to get these buses in service.”
According to FAMU Chief Ross, the overall rationale of the new design was to bring about a strong sense of Rattler pride to everyone viewing the shuttles, both on and off campus.
“There were many designs that were considered,” Ross said. “The final design was the most popular design that was approved for the StarMetro bus.”
Ranada Arnold, a 19-year-old pharmacy student from Jacksonville, said that the new design has helped to make the bus more welcoming.
“Students really like the new design,” she said. “It makes students proud to ride the bus and they debuted the bus just in time for homecoming.”
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