CHALOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Buses and trains in Charlotte will continue to roll without alcohol ads for now.
The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/T3oiHt) that the Charlotte Area Transit System said Friday that alcohol ads won't be covering buses and trains as it waits for further clarification from officials.
In June, the Metropolitan Transit Commission voted unanimously to reverse a long-standing ban on beer, wine and liquor ads. The cash-strapped transit system said alcohol ads could generate up to $600,000 a year.
But the Charlotte City Council wasn't aware of the decision, and many elected officials were furious about the change. The city of Charlotte owns the buses.
CATS said the agency which has a city contract to sell bus ads has agreed not to move forward with two contracts for the ads.
Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com
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