Focus Media Group announced it was awarded a 10-year contract to provide new, all-metal benches and bus stop maintenance services to the City of Garden Grove. The contract was unanimously approved by City Council on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
Garden Grove is the 5th largest city in Orange County and the 25th largest city in California (2010 U.S. Census). It boasts 291 OCTA bus stops serving the community, where Focus Media Group will install new, modern transit benches at key bus stops throughout the City. The contract calls for Focus Media Group to professionally maintain the transit benches and the surrounding area with regular visits, periodic pressure-cleaning, repair, and graffiti removal, as well monetize the benches by selling advertising space.
“Providing clean, well-maintained bus stops and bus stops amenities is a key service for our residents,” said John R. O’Neill, City Councilmember. “Focus Media's track record of customer service with other cities they work with in Southern California was key for me. I also liked the fact that the contract provides for a revenue stream to the City from advertising, all the while allowing our public works department to focus on other, more crucial tasks like road and infrastructure maintenance and improvement.”
“As a City, we are always looking for ways to provide better services while maximizing our resources,” stated Steve Jones Mayor of City of Garden Grove. “I would like to thank our staff for working on this partnership for the last 8 to 9 months. I would also like to acknowledge my colleague, Councilmember John O’Neill, for introducing me to Focus Media Group and championing this great opportunity to not only clean up our bus benches but also create a new source of revenue for the city.”
Focus Media Group expects to install the first phase of transit benches shortly after the beginning of 2018. “We are thrilled to add Garden Grove to our growing list of partner cities,” said Michael A. Culver, Managing Director of Focus Media Group. “It represents a key piece of our long-term strategy to become the preferred partner of all cities in Southern California. Our goal is to become the go-to company when it comes to providing sustainable bus stop amenity programs that pay huge dividends in terms of services for the transit-using public and as an additional revenue generator for our partner cities.”