The Charlotte Area Transit System said Friday that alcohol ads wont be covering buses and trains anytime soon, as it waits for further clarification from officials.
In June, the Metropolitan Transit Commission voted unanimously to reverse a long-standing ban on beer, wine and liquor ads. The cash-strapped transit system said alcohol ads could generate up to $600,000 a year.
But the Charlotte City Council wasnt aware of the decision, and many elected officials were furious Monday about the change. The city of Charlotte owns the buses.
CATS said Titan Advertising, which has a city contract to sell bus ads, has agreed not to move forward with two contracts for alcohol ads on buses and trains.
The transit system will wait on further direction from the MTC, which will meet in September.