Full Car Domination on the L by YouTube
Ultimately these are stunts, infrequently popping up once in a blue moon when a company has a particularly egregious amount of money to spend on a campaign they are pushing harder than most. They confirm that for the right price, pretty much any space in the city is for sale, but to what ends. The notion that a few hundred thousand dollars, or whatever it cost YouTube to pull off this monstrosity, will help the MTA in any real or noticeable way is preposterous. With an annual operating budget in the tens of billions of dollars, advertising revenue contributions to the MTA system are meaningless in the grand scheme of things. In fact the removal of every single ad within the entire MTA system would cost riders a mere 2.5 pennies per ride, or thereabouts.