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Uncle Ted brings home the sizzling bacon. Soon the above stop will be one banging-hot place to wait for the next bus.

Repug Senator “Uncle Ted” Stevens picks $1.5 mil out of your pocket for an Anchorage, Alaska bus stop.

Tom Wilson is faced with a problem many city administrators would envy: How to spend $1.5 million on a bus stop.

Wilson, Anchorage’s director of public transportation, has all that money for a new and improved bus stop outside the Anchorage Museum of History and Art thanks to Republican Sen. Ted Stevens — fondly referred to by Alaskans as “Uncle Ted” for his prodigious ability to secure federal dollars for his home state.

Wilson is prepared to think big.

The bus stop there now is a simple steel-and-glass, three-sided enclosure. Wilson wants better lighting and seating. He also likes the idea of heated sidewalks that would remain free of snow and ice. And he thinks electronic signs would be nice.

“It is going to be a showpiece stop,” Wilson said.

Uncle Ted’s web site.

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