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Monday, February 23, 2009

Coming Soon To Citylink Stops: Your Name On A Bus Bench


If you've ever wanted to have your name on a bench at a bus stop, start saving your money. KMPO's Public Transportation Roundtable has formed a subcommittee to explore what will be involved in getting benches placed at Citylink bus stops. The subcommittee is still working out some legal issues (such as questions about insurance and maintenance) but it looks like very soon groups and businesses will be able to 'sponsor' a bench for around $450. Each bench will have a plaque on it identifying the sponsor.

It's still early in the plans, so that's all the details we have at this point. Check back if you're interested though, I'll blog more when I have more info.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

what's the word? When can we "buy" a bench?

KMPO Staff said...

First, I have to apologize. Looks like I didn't do very good posting the link to the article. Not to make excuses, but I was home sick that day and on more cold medicine than you can shake a stick at. Here's the correct address for the article: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/mar/07/group-looking-for-sponsors-for-citylink-bus-stop/

As for when you can 'buy' your namesake bench, it will be at least another month. The committee is making the round of all the city councils, etc. to make sure everyone is comfortable with the plan. I'll post updates as I find out more.

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