Thursday, April 30, 2015

Political Ads Banned On NY Public Transit

It seems like during election years you can't get away from political ads no matter where you go. Am I right or am I right? Well, you could ride New York's subway or buses if you want a few minutes of peace- the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted yesterday to ban political advertising on public transit.

They're not just doing it to save your sanity though, the vote is a way to avoid future legal challenges like the ones the board faced after rejecting some ads with political messages in the past.

The New York Times has more on the stance by the MTA.

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