Student-Decorated Buses Now on the Road for Benzie Bus

A local public transit system has some newly-decorated buses, thanks to students.

Benzie Bus had the idea last year to infuse their buses with some school pride.

So Frankfort High School and Benzie Central High School held student design contests for some new buses.

Graceland Fruit offered $2,000 in scholarships to share amongst the nine students who won.

Now, the buses are on the road.

“Community pride and pride in their mascots are really big in rural communities. When they were at commencement, everybody had to take their photo with the bus. So it’s kind of cool,” said Benzie Bus Director Bill Kennis.

Benzie Bus hopes the new spirited buses will bring up ridership numbers.