The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) transit shelter advertising and maintenance agreement with Clear Channel Outdoor Inc.
Effective Dec. 10, the new agreement is expected to increase revenue for the SFMTA by at least $11.5 million per year. The agreement is set to last 15 years, with a five-year option as the city deems appropriate.
The new shelters will include, technology allowing visually impaired persons to hear the NextMuni information, a beacon for waiting passengers to notify approaching transit vehicles, recycled and sustainable materials, solar power and the technologically-advanced materials that can withstand or prevent graffiti.
During the term of the agreement, Clear Channel may install an additional 400 shelters and 111 kiosks with approval from the SFMTA and required permits.