A women’s health counseling service was denied in its efforts to advertise on buses operated by the Fort Wayne, Indiana public bus system. The bus system’s advertising policy prohibited noncommercial advertising of any nature but allows the display of public service announcements. The federal district court found that the bus advertising space constituted a nonpublic forum, and that the policy and its implementation by the bus system were viewpoint neutral, and thus there was no First Amendment violation.
Women’s Health Link, Inc. v. Fort Wayne Pub. Transp. Corp., ___ F. Supp. 3d ___, 2016 WL 67288 (N.D. Ind. Jan. 5, 2016)