The Commercialization Of Mass Transit

Transit agencies commercialize their public spaces as a means of generating revenue, often without any public oversight.

In this letter to the Washington Post, Scenic America President Meg Maguire argues against a recent plan to commercialize the DC Metro system. "Cluttering the landscape at train stations and parking lots with commercial banners is in direct violation of local municipal laws that strictly control outdoor advertising. There is growing evidence that people throughout the country are fed up with excess commercialization of the landscape and the cityscape."

Thanks to Zvi Leve

Full Story: Mass Transit, or Mass Marketing?

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