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More alcohol regulation randonness

So CATS can put alcohol ads on its trains and buses but not its 45 neighborhood shuttle, because those run through neighborhoods. I’m attempting to understand the logic behind this distinction but it’s escaping me…

2 Responses to “More alcohol regulation randonness”

  • Oct
    29
    2012

    You are, of course, writing in a state, where back in 1977 while debating liquor by the drink, several local pols opined that being able to buy an ounce and a half mixed drink would lead to all manner of problems related to excess consumption. They preferred the system in which one bought a pint, a fifth or a quart, took THAT to the restaurant, and poured your own.

    We’re strange about booze.

  • Oct
    29
    2012

    Easy answer… the City leaders tried to sell the ad package with the shuttles included. The ad buyers, in evaluating the “dollar per impression” measurement concluded the rates for that segment to be too high and stayed with the vehicles traveling the highest traffic corridors. There was nothing wholesome or altruistic here…purely economic.

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