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Taxpayers to million-dollar bus stop: Take a hike!

  • 'Super Stop' features heated seats and big-screen display
  • Arlington, Virginia, calls off plans for more after public outcry

The city of Arlington, Virginia, has put a plan to build several high-tech bus stops on hold.

Each "Super Stop" -- the first of which debuted in March -- would have heated floors, heated seats and a big-screen display to show when the next bus is due.

Sounds nice, but each "Super Stop" costs a whopping $1.1 million dollars. Many locals feel that's too much to spend on a bus stop -- especially one that, despite its other amenities, doesn't even offer commuters basic protection from wind and rain.

A city transit official tells CNN's Rene Marsh they are "evaluating" the "Super Stop" to look for ways to spend less on any future stops.

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