OLYMPIA, Wash. — After complaints and costly lawsuits in other cities, Intercity Transit plans to phase out advertising on its buses in the next year, The Olympian reports.
The board for the public transit system voted earlier this month not to renew its contract with the company that places ads on the outside of its buses. Since some current ads are scheduled to run for several more months more, all buses won’t be ad-free until about April of next year.
Last year, advertising brought in $435,000, less than 1% Intercity Transit’s revenue, according to the report. For the full story, click here.