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Commissioners Say Yes to Ads on CCT Buses

After a drawn out process, the Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the revenue-generating venture.

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.

 

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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.

L A Hays August 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM
I hope they don't spend too much time on this non-issue, especially considering the nominal amount of revenue expected. They have bigger fish to fry.
James W Mize August 14, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I brought this up at one of those MIC meetings but it fell on deaf ears. It looks like they would add hourly routes into west Marietta, Powder Springs and Acworth before giving the CCT transfer Center a facelift!!!
electric123 August 15, 2012 at 07:57 AM
Anything to do with generating Money Cobb County is Johnny-on-the-spot!! CCT, Gwinett, and Marta are all private companies not like federally funded bus systems across the country so they charge double what other public transportation charges in other cities across the USA, in Miami where I am from the bus fare is still $1.25 plus their buses run 24/7
Bryan Farley September 20, 2012 at 08:27 PM
CCT, GCT, and MARTA are NOT private companies for one. For two, when is the last time you have been to Miami cause bus and train fare is $2. But there is 24 hour service. I guess you remembered something about Miami Dade Transit.

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