Should transit agencies run alcohol ads to raise cash?

Posted on October 2, 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority is running a pilot program this year to test ads inside train stations and on buses and trains for alcohol. A blog in The Washington Post asks whether it is worth it for transit agencies to run these types of ads to raise additional revenue.

Critics argue that the more young people are exposed to alcohol advertising, the more likely they are to start drinking, according to the report.

RELATED: Pittsburgh transit agency approves alcohol ads

A study of 26 major U.S. transit markets recently conducted by researchers at the advocacy group Alcohol Justice concluded that half of them allowed alcohol advertising, while the other half banned it in some way, the report said.

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