Many years ago, I was driving on the freeway and suddenly pictured a simple way for States to make money – without raising taxes! Selling ad space on overpasses.
In today’s economic climate, governments need to stop taxing and start cutting – but if they MUST make more money, I don’t see any good reason why they can’t use some of the space that we all pay for as taxpayers, to help reduce the tax burden.
There’s a huge number of “blank” freeway overpasses that are perfect canvases for advertising. The same ads that get used on the sides of buses could be resized to fit overpasses. Road crews can change ads at night with cherry pickers and LED lights can illuminate the signage at very low cost.