Management & Operations

WMATA temporarily suspends 'issue ads'

Posted on June 2, 2015

Larry Levine
Larry Levine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After being asked to run an ad with the Prophet Muhammad, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) board of directors voted to suspend issue-oriented advertisements until the end of the year while it studies its policy, AP reported.

Issue ads bring in approximately $2 million dollars annually, so suspending those kinds of ads for the remainder of the year could cost the agency approximately $1 million, according to WMATA. The agency said its decision had nothing to do with any particular ad. For the full story, click here.

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