Bus Ads

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison's Metro bus system started selling ads that wrap all the way around its buses in the spring, but now the money-raising plan is drawing complaints.

Some residents are fighting to have the system drop ads for beer and gambling.

Nine buses have the full-wrap ads, and they include two for Miller beer and one for a tribal casino in the area.

But Susan De Vos wants the system to dump those beer and casino ads. She says children are seeing alcohol and gambling being advertised, and it's contrary to what the community stands for.

Metro officials say standard-sized beer ads have been on the buses for decades.

They also say the city expects to earn $273,000 from the ads this year.

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