Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fed mandate costs city $27 Million

Feds are demanding that New York City change its 250,900 street signs
from the all-caps style used for more than a century to ones that capitalize only the first letters.
Changing BROADWAY to Broadway will save lives, the Federal Highway Administration contends in its updated Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, citing improved readability.
At $110 per sign, it will also cost the state $27.6 million, city officials said.(Explain to me how many lives will be saved? Explain to me how Broadway is safer than BROADWAY?)
See more here
If there are budget deficits, shouldn't governments determine what is "Nice to have" as opposed to "Have to have"?