UPDATE: The Cobb Board of Commissioners approved advertising on CCT buses at their regular meeting on Tuesday morning. Check back for the full story later.
The are expected to approve a contract that will allow advertising to be placed on the windows of (CCT) buses to generate additional revenue for the county.
As reported by The Marietta Daily Journal, the process to approve a contractor for this project has taken roughly a year due to the lack of competitive bidding.
In May, the county invited representatives to examine the dimensions of CCT buses, which caused two more companies to submit bids. The contract was won by Signal Outdoor Advertising of Orlando.
The ads are expected to bring in at least $60,000 in the first year, at least $70,000 in the second year, and at least $80,000 in 2015, when the project is slated to end.
This infusion of cash will keep fares at the $2.50 level.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners meets Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. in the commissioners meeting room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee Street. Meetings are televised on Charter Channel TV 23.