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Wrapping on bus a rolling salute to military

The latest is a compressed natural gas bus wrapped in military appreciation decor.

It depicts a soldier defending U.S. interests, an American bald eagle and insignias of the five branches of the armed forces.

On it, too, are names of River Valley Transit employees or their families who served in the military, said Chris Clark, River Valley Transit fleet manager.

Next month, a vinyl wrap will promote cancer or autism awareness.

Other wraps are planned, Clark said.

The River Valley Transit “Hometown Heroes” bus at RVT in Williamsport on Monday. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

First is a salute to those in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, he said.

“We are celebrating River Valley Transit Hometown Heroes,” said Adam Winder, River Valley Transit general manager, who believes it is a testament to the ingenuity of the transit employees and tribute to the men and women who give and gave in “sacrifice to serve our nation.”

“This is our River Valley Transit employees’ buy in,” he said.

It is part of a campaign to put a fresh look to the bus fleet, he said.

“We want to show the riders and our public supporters and partners how much we care about issues that they care about,” Winder said.

Service members names on the River Valley Transit “Hometown Heroes” bus at RVT in Williamsport on Monday. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

The bus depot is at 1500 W. Third St. and the buses appeared to be a hit riding through the city Monday, Winder said.

“We hope the bus riders and those watching the buses around the city and region like what they see,” he said.

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