Grays Harbor Transit will be allowing political advertisements on their buses, reversing a decision from more than a year old that turned down anti crude-by-rail ads.
The Transit Authority Board adopted language last night that General Manager received from Intercity Transit banning obscene or vulgar advertisements, as well as those for adult products like alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco.
The new policy allow political and other non-commercial advertisements, but requires that the line “Advertisement paid for by…” is completed and visible on the ad.
Two board members Bill Simpson and Jack Durney didn’t want to comment yet on if they plan to advertise for their current election. Simpson is defending his mayor’s seat against challengers Erik Larson and Jack Micheau. Hoquiam Mayor Jack Durney faces current Councilwoman Jasmine Dickhoff and former Councilman John Wiedl in the August Primary Election.

The Grays Harbor Transit Authority Board is made up of mayors from Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and Westport, as well as all three Grays Harbor County Commissioners.