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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Here's How To Get Your Very Own Bus Bench

Just got this email from Andrew Murphy of Citylink: The KMPO Transportation sub-committee is pleased to announce that the first of Citylink’s new bus stop benches is finished. The bench was manufactured by local craftsmen right here in North Idaho, and will be available in a variety of colour schemes. Five year bench sponsorships will be available to local businesses or individuals who may be interested in supporting these public amenities. Although advertising will be prohibited on the new Citylink benches, successful sponsors will be able to have their name engraved on a nice plaque on the bench back. The sample bench is mobile, and will be viewable throughout the Citylink system over the next few weeks. The bench can currently be viewed in the foyer of the new Post Falls Town Hall. Subject to municipal review, it is hoped to install a bench at each of the 90 Citylink bus stops starting in April 2009. Prospective sponsors are encouraged to contact the sub-committee chairman Craig Wilcox at (208) 667-1212 for further information.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.