Fairfax County Seeks Public Input About Bus Shelter Advertising


March 18, 2008

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation plans to offer advertising space in certain County bus shelters, and wishes to receive public comments about this plan at a public meeting that will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2008. FCDOT expects the advertising in these bus shelters to generate revenue for transportation. In addition to generating revenue, the advertising vendor will be required to build new bus shelters, which will benefit bus passengers by providing cover from the elements.

Initially, 110 bus stop locations are targeted for this program. (The location of these 110 stops can be found on the FCDOT web site, or by calling the number listed below.) Advertisements will be governed by a similar County policy that regulates advertising on Fairfax Connector buses. The ads will be limited to one panel of the bus shelter, and will meet all County and VDOT safety requirements.

Members of the public, current bus passengers and residents of the neighborhoods served by these bus stops are welcome to attend the meeting:

Saturday, Apr. 19
10:30 a.m.
Conference Rooms 2 & 3
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Attendees wishing to speak at the meeting can sign up in advance by calling Katharyn Rogers at 703-324-1120, TTY 703-324-1102 or they may sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Written comments also are welcome and may be addressed to:

Bus Shelter Advertising
Fairfax County DOT
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1034
Fairfax, VA 22035

For more information about the advertising plan, visit the FCDOT web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot, or call 703-324-1100, TTY 703-324-1102.

For information about this news item, please call Paul Mounier of FCDOT at 703-324-1470, TTY 703-324-1102.

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