I told you a while back that an opportunity would soon be available to sponsor a bench at area Citylink bus stops and I would tell you more when I know more. Well, here's an update:
The 'Bus Bench Subcommittee' of KMPO's Public Transportation Roundtable is finalizing a proposed agreement for area city councils. It's looking 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.
The subcommittee expects to have a display bench constructed soon to take on a 'road show.' The benchs' first public appearance will be in front of the Coeur d'Alene Public Works Committee on Monday.
After that, the subcommittee is hoping to leave it inside the Coeur d'Alene library over the weekend for people to 'get the feel' of it.
Then it's anyone's guess where the bench will be. The idea is to move it around the county for all to see, much like a stolen garden gnome. Anyway, keep your eye out for 'the bench' and start saving your money. You too could have a bench with your name on it.