At Whatcom Transportation Authority, our policy is to prohibit advertisements that “express or advocate an opinion, position or viewpoint on matters of public debate.”
For a few days in early March, we displayed some advertisements that violated our own policy. Though we were able to get them removed soon after we learned about them, we apologize that they appeared on our buses at all. Our transit advertising is handled by a third party vendor. While our vendor is aware of our policy, and generally does an excellent job of declining requests for prohibited advertisements, this one slipped through the cracks. We are sorry.
Maureen McCarthy, Bellingham