Tag Archives: public transit

ACLU Sues DC Metro Over Ban On Milo’s Book Ads

From the ACLU’s blog: Can the government ban the text of the First Amendment itself on municipal transit ads because free speech is too “political” for public display? If this sounds like some ridiculous brain teaser, it should. But unfortunately it’s not. It’s a core claim in a lawsuit we filed today challenging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) ...

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Los Angeles Pulls Out Of Charlotte Transit Convention

Early this month the American Public Transportation Association, which was founded in 1882 and has 1500 member organizations, said they really wish they could cancel their May convention in Charlotte over North Carolina’s hate law, but are unable to nullify their contract. On Friday, the head of Los Angeles Metro announced that his employees are banned from attending. From his ...

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1500 Public Transit Organizations Oppose Hate: We Would Cancel Our Charlotte Convention If We Could

The American Public Transportation Association, which was founded in 1882 and has 1500 member organizations, says they really wish they could cancel their May convention in Charlotte over North Carolina’s hate law, but are unable to nullify their contract. From their statement: APTA is committed to being inclusive and does not condone discrimination of any kind against anyone who works ...

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DC Bans All “Issue” Ads On Public Transit Rather Than Deal With Pam Geller

Via the International Business Times: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reportedly moved Thursday to ban so-called “issue” ads that promote political or religious subjects from appearing on its trains and buses. The board of directors for the authority, also known as Metro, approved a motion prohibiting issue ads through the end of the year, WAMU reporter Martin Di Caro ...

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New NYC Transit Ads From Pam Geller

Having won a 2012 court battle to place anti-Islam ads on New York City transit, the above banners from blogger Pam Geller began appearing this week on buses and subway platforms. Today Geller agreed to pull the top image from the campaign after receiving complaints from the family of beheaded journalist James Foley. As part of the 2012 ruling, the ...

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