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City seeking bus bench proposals

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane is seeking proposals for bus benches that are safe, comfortable and placed where riders need them. 

The City released a request for proposals (RFP) that seeks private companies willing to purchase or construct, install and maintain the benches; proposals are due Monday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in City Hall.

"We want a bus bench system that meets the needs of bus riders," says Mayor Verner.  "We're looking for benches made of durable materials that are attractive and comfortable, meet ADA and safety standards, and are properly maintained.  This will be about providing a service to citizens."

The RFP was reviewed by the Citizens Task Force for Bus Bench Standards, which the Mayor convened to consider the issue. 

The successful bidder would receive a 5-year contract to place bus benches in a minimum of 200 locations in the City with the possibility for a 5-year renewal. The RFP allows benches with advertising.

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