NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — No nudity and no obscenities. But everything else flies when it comes to new ads that will soon appear on New York City’s subway and bus fare cards.
The cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now selling ads for the front of its MetroCards, just above the magnetic strip.READ MORE: Despite More Sexual Harassment Accusers Coming Forward, Gov. Cuomo Says Again He Has No Plans To Resign
MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said Wednesday that even political ads will be accepted.
They’ll generate extra revenue for the agency to balance government cuts and rising costs.READ MORE: Anti-Violence Advocates Rally In Harlem Following Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy On Saturday
Ads have appeared on MetroCards for years — on the back. The only untouchable part of the card will now be the magnetic strip that allows straphangers to pass turnstiles or bus fare boxes.
The minimum cost is $20,500 for 50,000 cards and the maximum is $450,000 for 2.5 million cards.MORE NEWS: Video: Woman Struck By Backhoe, Run Over In Brooklyn
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