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Group calls on NY MTA to ban ads selling alcohol

Posted on July 4, 2016

NEW YORK — Saying companies that sell alcohol target communities of color, a city councilman and the Building Alcohol Ad-Free Transit coalition are asking the New York MTA to ban ads promoting alcohol, the New York Daily News reports.

The group pointed to a March study, which showed that northbound passengers — particularly ones traveling through the Bronx — are exposed to many more ads for alcohol, or which depict people drinking.

The agency uses revenue from the ads — $7.5 million in 2014 — to fund service, said an MTA spokesman, who added that there are no fixed alcohol advertisements on transit property within 500 feet of schools, playgrounds or places of worship. For the full story, click here.

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