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On-The-Move Advertising Opportunities

Stop in, or call, for prices and to discuss options. Local vendors are used for all artwork and production!

Did you know?

RCPT is a 24 hour/ 7 day a week operation . RCPT doesn't just operate in Pierre/ Ft. Pierre, it also operates in Hyde Co, Haakon Co, East Pennington Co, Lower Brule and Eagle Butte. Now that’s a lot of coverage! RCPT also does medical trips to Rapid City and Sioux Falls! Transit advertising reaches more people, per dollar than any other medium!

In 2016 RCPT drove 1,242,024 miles, and performed 341,353 rides in a year. That’s an average 935 clients per day! 12,617 of those rides are for shopping alone, and 132,981 is for social/recreational events!

Bus Advertising - Exterior

Does a large, moving billboard advertising your business and seen daily by thousands of people appeal to you? Then you want to advertise on River Cities Public Transit buses. A variety of opportunities exist from windows, to body panels, to doors, to the entire bus.

Sprinter vans, Buses, and Minivan advertising is all available. Seasonal, semi-annual or annual arrangements can be made. Prices vary, but will fit any advertising budget.

Hunting lodges, conventions, hotels, family reunions, high school reunions, special events, restaurants, cities or counties, weddings, or even businesses needing more employees could all benefit from having their businesses in front of the public on a continual bases.

Advertising Spots

The advertising rates on the River Cities Public Transit vehicles are very reasonable and space can be contract on various locations on our vehicles; for example here are some suggestions

  • All the windows on one side

  • One half the windows on one

  • Space on the rear of the vehicle (the most visible)

  • Space on the front of a vehicle

  • Space on the side of the vehicle

Wrapped Buses and Vans

  • Instantly identify your company as a local leader.

  • Demand visual attention.

  • Reach Pierre & Fort Pierre area professionals, commuters, residents
    and business owners.

  • 22 to 28 foot buses are available to wrap.

  • Buses travel throughout our communities each day.

  • All areas can be wrapped including just one side or just the back of the vehicle.

  • Contracts can run from 3 months to 2-3 years

Production Specifications

River Cities Public Transit has a local graphics artist do the sign production. The range of pricing for sign production is $20 to $25 per square foot for vision vinyl; and $11/square foot for vehicle vinyl. Design work is $25/ hour. This is a onetime charge when the signs are installed. The RCPT cannot accept any tobacco, alcohol, political or religious ads.

For further information please contact Shawna at 605-945-3166.

Non-profit organizations enjoy a 5.00% discount off advertised rates. The RCPT cannot extend discounts to advertising agencies.

Bus Advertising -  Interior

  • Hard foam-board placards are available for the inside of the various buses. Sizes are 10” high by 18” long

  • Colorful placards are durable and advertise your product, or business

  • Placards are placed in visible areas of the bus in full view of passengers

  • Price for display is $25/month/bus and contracts are available for three, six or twelve months.

  • If a six month contract is selected, one additional FREE month will be provided for a total of seven months; likewise two additional FREE months will be added to one year contracts

  • Discounts available when advertising on multiple vehicles – ask for details

  • Use these placards to advertise a special event coming up, conventions, reunions, festivals, “Help Wanted” signs to hire more employees, special sales, anniversaries, special “Thank You”, holiday activities, cultural events, community guest speakers, open houses, ground breaking ceremonies, sporting events, pheasant opening, Oahe Days, and much, much more.

Fare Card Advertising

  • Hard plastic fare cards will be transitioned in to replace older paper punch cards

  • Hard plastic fare cards are available for advertising on one side for $3.00 per card – price includes printing in one color, or multiple colors

  • Advertise your business, your product, or provide the public with a special offer

  • These durable cards will be around for years and are reloadable so your customers will see your ads for years to come.

  • There are infinite ways to use the fare cards for advertising. Some ways may include ….

    • Gift Cards – business may buy a reduced price card and sell for full value and collect the difference. Business makes a few dollars per card while getting name out to the public.

    • Patron Cards – bar and restaurant owners may like this option where a card is provided to good customers who may have imbibed a bit too much. Get them home safely on River Cities Public Transit so they come back again.

    • Gifts – to best customers coming to Hunting Lodges, etc. Allows River Cities Public Transit to pick up your customer and get them to your business safely while using a fare card with your advertising.

    • Holiday Cards

    • Sponsorship – sponsor cards and place your advertising on it for school kids riding the bus during the year. Ideal for fast food restaurants, or the latest computer gadget stores.

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