Here is staff’s reply to the problem of windows covered by ads on buses.
The Region receives approximately $400,000 a year for bus advertising revenue. This includes interior, exterior and all bus vinyl applications.
“The contract stipulates a maximum of 5 full vinyl application wraps permitted on the entire GRT fleet at any time.
I have contacted the contractor to discuss and review other vinyl product options for the windows. “
Regional council is looking at a possible 4 to 5 percent increase this year and that doesn’t include making up the cuts to Discretionary Benefits to the Poor. $400,000 is a lot of eyeglasses, tooth pulling or food hampers.