Unlike Muni, Golden Gate Transit Refuses to Run Jihad Ads

After Muni fired up its own version of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with its bus ad, the Golden Gate Transit Agency decided to officially steer clear of political ads itself.

In an 18-1 vote on Friday, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District's Board of Directors adopted a new policy that now bans religious and political ads on its transit system.

The agency's logic is clear: It does “not intend to create a public forum for public discourse or expressive activity or to provide a forum for all types of advertisements,” officials said in written statement.

Ultimately, Golden Gate Transit hopes to avoid “any kind of awkward situation,” said Mary Currie, spokeswoman for the agency.

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