Bus

Should transit agencies run alcohol ads to raise cash?

Posted on October 2, 2014

<p>Photo: <a href=

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.

For the full story, click here.

Photo courtesy: Jes via Flickr

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Sacramento RT awards contract for bus route optimization study

Jarrett Walker + Associates will evaluate SacRT’s existing service conditions, as well as current travel patterns, to determine the type of design changes to recommend.

Academy Bus to add 6 New Flyer battery-electric buses, charging stations

The buses will be deployed in 2018 on Columbia University's Intercampus Shuttle network, operating between locations in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Rockland County.

ADL celebrates rollout of 10K two-axle, double-deck bus

The 78-seat executive Enviro400 will join demonstration fleet as the company continues to promote high-specification double decks as an option for premium services.

Grande West lands Canadian Vicinity bus order

The 15 Vicinity buses will be delivered to the Société de transport du Saguenay, the Société de transport de Lévis, and the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières.

Mark Aesch to deliver keynote address, more at Transit Bus eXchange

Event is designed to connect an influential group of public transportation bus operators with a select group of product and service suppliers for an exchange of information, ideas, and solutions. 

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close