MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Cobb County officials could soon approve putting commercial ads on its transit buses to raise money.
The county commission is set to vote Tuesday on a new policy governing the ads.
If the policy is approved, Signal Outdoor Advertising of Orlando, Fla., will be allowed to sell the ad space on the bus fleet. Cobb County would get 55 percent of the revenue and the firm would keep the rest. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Signal has sold ads in the system's bus shelters for a decade.
County Chairman Tim Lee said some people said ads would make buses look cluttered. But he said commissioners needed to find ways to help fund the system. The commission increased fares last year from $2 to $2.50.
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