In the wake of the Boston GTA ad controversy comes word that officials in Portland removed the same ads from mass transit vehicles in the Oregon city last weekend.
TriMet, Portland’s transit authority, yanked the ads for Vice City Stories after receiving complaints from riders. The agency said its policy does not permit it to accept advertising whcich encourages illegal activity. TriMet stands to lose $71,000 in revenue by removing the GTA ads.
Local TV station KPTV-12 has a report.
GP: A shout-out to Joystiq reader Dam That River, who posted this info as a comment to yesterday’s The Political Game column.