Bus Shelter Franchise Agreement

The District has signed an agreement with Clear Channel Adshel, which has agreed to install over 700 new bus shelters throughout the city. The new bus shelters will be made of vandal and graffiti-resistant materials. Clear Channel Adshel will pay the District more than $150 million over the next 20 years in exchange for advertising panels on the shelters. In addition to the shelters, Clear Channel Adshel will provide bus maps, real-time bus arrival information in cooperation with WMATA and a computerized bicycle rental program. Clear Channel Adshel will also manage the heritage trail and wayfinding sign programs. The District has earmarked $100 million generated from this agreement to finance the District’s Great Streets program to improve and beautify some of the major transportation corridors in the District.