Your stimulus dollars at waste:
New Yorkers outraged as bureaucrats order city to change lettering on every single street sign
The city will change the lettering on every single street sign – at an estimated cost of about $27.5 million – because the feds don’t like the font.
Street names will change from all capital letters to a combination of upper and lower case on roads across the country thanks to the pricey federal regulation, officials said Wednesday.
The city has about 250,000 signs, and it costs about $110 to replace one, the DOT says. Officials said the new signs will have improved reflectivity and clarity for nighttime drivers.
Which makes it easier for the cab driver who is not literate in English to take you to the wrong spot all the same.
By the way, if you think the numbered streets don’t get new signs, you are wrong. They’ll be changed, too, at $110 a pop:
The new regulations also require a change in font from the standard highway typeface to Clearview, which was specially developed for this purpose.
As a result, even numbered street signs will have to be replaced.
Is There No Detail Too Small For The Feds To Regulate? Of course not. The purpose of a government bureaucracy is to perpetuate itself through petty regulation.
Warner Todd Hudson:
But what this really shows is the outrageous overstepping of power that the federal government wallows in these days. Regulations such as this passed down from the federal government, violating local control of our lives is the perfect example of how our federal government has gone so far off track.