End of an era...goodbye call boxes along Riverside County highways

By David Downey| ddowney@scng.com| The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: March 13, 2019 at 10:25 am| UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 12:59 pmTransportation officials voted today to remove 36 percent of remaining call boxes along Riverside County highways and set the stage for eliminating the system entirely by 2024.

The proposal passed with a 22-6 vote Wednesday, March 13, by the Riverside County Transportation Commission. It follows the retirement of hundreds of call boxes in late 2016 and mirrors a trend occurring throughout Southern California.

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