What’s in a number? More than you might think

What are these workers doing? Stay tuned for the story later this week! Photo by JohnSwanson

Removing transit history one sign at a time. Photo by John Swanson

The end of Milwaukee County Transit’s Route 10 service closes a century-old chapter in Milwaukee history. Read the full story at OnMilwaukee.com here.Carl_sig



  1. A friend was asking me just recently about the fate of the #10–I knew nothing about it. Looks like I’m going to find out. Thanks!


  2. John –

    Being as I live on the route, it’s be nice to have one of those signs hanging in the hallway to my upper flat.

    Got any ideas as to who/what office I could contact to see about getting one?

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    1. “There are those who keep out of mischief and then there are the adventurers.” *Juan Manuel Fangio* 2. “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” *Robin Williams* 3. “Every day is a bonus,” motto of the Wisconsin-based Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Coined by World War II veteran, Joe Demler, upon his liberation from a Nazi prison camp. He weighed just 70 lbs. 4. “There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.” *Edgar Froese* 5.


    1. Douglas, John and I asked the workers removing the signs if we could have one, but it turns out MCTS reuses the signs — they are designed to make it easy to reprint with new numbers as bus routes change. Also, they told us they had already fielded a bunch of similar requests for signs that day!


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