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Click to view our Advertising Policy: POL-1001 Transit Advertising Policy

Click to view/download the Advertising Contract/Application

Please contact Kathy Geist, Transit-Community Center Manger at 360-432-5754 for more information.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

MTA does offer opportunities to publish Public Service Announcements on our buses and at the Transit-Community Center.

DEFINITIONS

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) is any advertisement for which no charge is made and is an informational announcement sponsored by a not-for-profit organization or government entity that is directed to the general public, or significant segment of the public, that does not promote purchase of goods or services of any kind.

CRITERIA

MTA has limited space for the display of  PSAs. They are posted at the discretion of MTA staff and dependent upon what other PSAs are posted at the time.  MTA self-promotion takes priority.  All displayed PSAs shall comply with MTA’s Transit Advertising Policy and the following criteria:

 

  • Subject matter limited to programs, activities or services offered by federal, state or local governments or programs, activities or services of not-for-profit organizations and other announcements regarded as serving community interests;
  • Subject matter generally informative in nature;
  • Subject matter fact-based, with facts drawn from recognized, authoritative, and verifiable sources;
  • Subject matter not directly or indirectly associated with any entity, event or purposed that is commercial in nature;
  • Material content suitable for public viewing including families with small children; and,
  • Materials are paid for by the proponent.
DURATION OF PSA
  1. Applicants may request beginning and ending dates for a PSA.
  2. PSA display inventory will be reviewed by MTA and any outdated PSA(s) will be discarded unless prior return requests are provided by the applicant. If return is requested, PSA material will be maintained by the MTA at is administrative offices for a period of 14 days to allow applicant to pick up the material. Material left over the 14 day period will be disposed of by MTA.
  3. MTA reserves the right to remove a PSA at any time regardless of the requested dates for display in MTA’s sole discretion.
SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION PROCEDURE FOR POSTING ON BUSES
  1. Any PSA proponent will submit proposals for posting items on buses, either interior or exterior, to the MTA Operations Coordinator a minimum of ninety (90) days prior to the desired display date.
  2. The applicant will include in the proposal the applicant’s contact information, name of individual/entity affiliated with the PSA, source(s) of facts asserted, the desired display dates, and an example of the PSAs(s) to be posted.
  3. MTA will notify applicant if the PSA meets MTA PSA criteria within 45 days of submission.
  4. If MTA rejects the proposed PSA based upon the review criteria, the applicant may appeal that decision to the MTA’s Advisory Board for review and recommendation to the MTA Board.
  5. Final decisions regarding PSA display are vested solely in MTA’s Authority Board.
  6. Final decisions shall be based on consideration of the PSA’s conformity with the criteria specified herein and available space and timing considerations.

 

Submissions shall be of suitable display quality and size, as follows:

 

BUS EXTERIOR (Tail ads)

  • Sign Dimensions w/ Frame = 21-1/2” x 71” (rectangular)
  • Print Area = 20-1/4” x 70-1/2”
  • Sign Material = 1/4” Fluted Plastic Board (Final product must be sealed/coated to protect from weather/outside elements)

 

BUS INTERIOR

  • Sign Dimensions = 11” H x 17” L
  • Sign Material = Card Stock Weight 80-100 lb
  • Text letter size = 1” in height minimum
  • Frame Size =  N/A
SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION PROCEDURE FOR POSTING AT THE TRANSIT-COMMUNITY CENTER

 

  • Any PSA proponent will submit proposals for posting items at the Transit-Community Center (T-CC) to MTA’s T-CC Manager a minimum of two weeks (10 business days) prior to the desired display date.
  • The applicant will include in the proposal the applicant’s contact information, name of individual/entity affiliated with the PSA, source(s) of facts asserted if applicable, the desired display dates, and an example of the PSA to be posted.
  • MTA will notify applicant if the PSA meets the criteria within two (2) business days of submission.
  • If MTA rejects the proposed PSA based upon the review criteria, the applicant may appeal that decision to the MTA’s Advisory Board for review and recommendation to the MTA Board.
  • Final decisions regarding PSA display are vested solely in MTA’s Authority Board.
  • Final decisions shall be based on consideration of the PSA’s conformity with the criteria specified herein and available space and timing considerations.

 

Submissions shall be of suitable display quality and size, as follows:

TV MONITORS

  • JPEG file format
  • Image design in web format
  • Size = 1920 x 1080 pixels

 

BULLETIN BOARDS

  • Flyer size is to be no more than 11” x 20”

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Inquiries regarding advertising or PSAs can be directed to:
790 East Johns Prairie Road
Shelton, WA 98584
360-427-5033