- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Winston-Salem officials say they are accepting proposals from would-be buyers to purchase two city buses that resemble trolleys and use them for city tourism purposes.

The Winston-Salem Journal (https://bit.ly/1FHoCpk ) reports that the City Council last week began inviting potential buyers to submit proposals for acquiring the buses. The vehicles were purchased in 2000 and 2001 for $269,000 apiece, but low ridership caused the city to stop using them in 2014 for a circular downtown route.

Assistant City Manager Greg Turner says whoever buys a bus must agree to put it in service for tourism in Winston-Salem.

Turner says the city could sell each bus for between $5,000 and $10,000, but would have to give the federal government 85 percent of the resale value.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, https://www.journalnow.com

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