Gainesville has a traffic sign problem. It’s not that citizens are all disobeying the signs, it’s that people are stealing them. According to Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Tscharna Senn, more than four dozen traffic signs have been taken this past year… some more than once in the same location. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Kareem Sandy reports.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Trafficsignswrapfinal.mp3]
RTS already has a million-dollar federal grant to pay for majority of the bus's cost. City Commissioner Helen Warren said that the remaining cost of around $32,000 has been budgeted by the commission. Warren believes this is a small price to pay for the large steps being taken.