Oh, here I go with politics again…

For the second election season in a row, I have seen political advertising painted on the benches at a particular public transportation stop not far from my house (but not in the city in which I live).   This time, a Republican; last time a Democrat.

While I am most definitely a liberal and a Democrat, I would say that either party’s advertising does not belong at a RTD bus stop.  Or light rail stop, for that matter.  I see bus stops and park-n-rides and such as an extension of government, government which should be serving the people as neutrally as possible (ha ha, I know, right?).  Semi-permanent advertising for one candidate or another doesn’t seem quite right.  (I don’t like it when candidates come to the park-n-ride to do meet-n-greets, either.)

I know it is not RTD who maintains the area around the bus stops between stations and park-n-rides – that is left up to the municipalities involved.  I admit to not knowing who handles the painted advertising, though if someone reading this has the answer, I would like to know.

Does this happen in other parts of the United States?  What do you think about it?

Posted on July 21, 2010, in News and Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.

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