Whatcom County Public Works is holding a campaign to name the County's new paint striping truck. We're asking community members to use their cleverness and imagination to create and submit names by Sunday, April 16, 2023.
Our employees have offered some creative ideas to choose from, but we're also encouraging you to contribute a fun suggestion of your own. Think of fun wordplays related to the work of this slow-moving vehicle--painting, paint & paint brushes, road lane lines, etc.
Click here to submit your 'punny' and fun name ideas for Whatcom County's new paint striper.
Our Maintenance & Operations crew will select the winning name from the top submissions. That name will be featured on the new paint striping truck and used in our future outreach efforts.
Whatcom County Public Works was inspired by the numerous snow plow naming contests nationwide, including in the City of Ferndale. While these campaigns are lighthearted and fun, they have a serious purpose behind them: delivering important messaging about roadway safety in a way that helps get everyone's attention.
Every year our crews re-stripe over 1,300 lane miles of county roadway. This fresh coat of reflective paint helps drivers see travel lanes clearly during dark or rainy conditions. During road striping season, we send out messages about where and when lane striping will occur and safe driving tips around equipment. And soon, those messages will include a fun new name for our new truck!
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