KingCo Metro relents on ‘Buy American’ bus ads

  • Thu Dec 1st, 2011 2:04pm
  • News

Associated Press

SEATTLE — King County Metro Transit has reversed itself and says it will accept bus ads urging shoppers to “Buy American” and “Shop Locally.”

Metro initially had rejected the ads as a violation of its policy against political advertising.

General Manager Kevin Desmond said Thursday that upon further evaluation, the ad does not express an opinion about a public issue, but rather promotes the sale of goods.

The nonprofit group TAP America wants to run the ads.