Public invited to comment on school bus ad policy

Published: Thursday, June 30 2011 2:31 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — UDOT finalized its rules on the placement and content of ads on school buses. Those rules are basically formalizing what HB199 laid out during the last legislative session.

"The ads can't have anything that's illegal for minors, like cigarettes or alcohol," UDOT spokeswoman Tania Mashburn explained. "They can't have anything sexual, they can't have anything political."

The ads cannot be on the inside, front or back of a bus. They can only be on the side, and only take up 35 percent of the side of the bus.

Mashburn said those rules now go into a public comment period for 30 days. Anyone wanting to comment on the policy can do so at rules.utah.gov.  

Mary Richards

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