Fla. Bus Ads Caught in Cross Fire - 1999-02-08
ATLANTA–In the latest battle over what can and cannot be advertised on government-owned public transportation, the transit authority of Pinellas County in Florida will decide later this month whether to limit such advertising to messages that propose commercial transactions.
The debate arose after Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's directors responded to complaints from the Church of Scientology by removing anti-Scientology messages from the sides of county buses that passed the church's Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Fla.
The county forbids political advertising on public transportation.