Considering that a bus stop with lots of frills costs only $10,000 tops, Anchorage’s transportation honcho — Tom Wilson — is trying to figure out how to cram that much free money into a single bus stop.
He’s already talking about better lighting and seating. Then there’s the idea of heated sidewalks to melt all that Alaskan snow. And he’s thinking about adding electric signs — so it looks a bit more like Times Square, maybe. So far he’s only come up with how to spend a third of the one-and-a-half million bucks in federal aid for that single bus stop.
And that $500,000 is about 50 times what a top of the line bus stop costs in Anchorage. I’m actually a bit surprised that it costs 10-grand for ANY bus stop.[Crossposted at Watching Washington] Powered by Sidelines