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Obsolete Bus-Stop Sign or Treasured Memorabilia?

Sacramento Regional Transit is overhauling its bus system in September, so they old signs for stops will have to go. Instead of scrapping the old signs, the agency is giving them away for collectors' items.
August 14, 2019, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Sacramento Regional Transit

Tony Bizjak reports: "The Sacramento Regional Transit agency is taking down 2,500 old bus stop signs this month, but instead of selling them all as scrap, the agency has an idea it thinks will appeal to memorabilia fans and devoted riders: The agency will give signs to members of the public for free to do with what they want."

The signs are being replaced as part of a bus route modernization plan, called SacRT Forward, that will overhaul the system on September 8. "Almost every bus route will be adjusted. The new routes will come with new signs that have more information on them, including the final destination of each bus, allowing riders unfamiliar with the system to know where that bus is headed," according to Bizjak.

The sign giveaway does come with one caveat: people who receive signs are asked not to plant them in their front yards: "That would likely be a sign ordinance violation, not to mention a confusing site to some rookie bus riders."

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Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in The Sacramento Bee
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