WILMINGTON – A MOOver bus with brown Holstein spots instead of black ones made its appearance in Wilmington last week.
Over one hundred buses have been produced with black spots since 1996, many of them designed by the late, renowned artist Skip Morrow. When the buses first appeared, their novel theme caught everyone’s attention.
In the 24 years and 5.5 million rides since, people have become used to the Holstein design. “We needed to make people smile again with something different” said Randy Schoonmaker, MOOver CEO. The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
The bus, a 2020 34-seat Champion bus built on a Freightliner chassis, has been used sparingly so far this winter. It will make regular appearances around the Mount Snow base area this winter as a backup on the four seasonal routes that are operating.
“We will go back to black spots now” said Schoonmaker, although he added there’s a possibility that riders in Brattleboro and the Rockingham region may see a similar color spot design in the future. “We are so grateful for Skip’s designs which make us truly unique, and we continue to make people smile when our vehicles go by.”