Cuomo's highway signs violate federal law
Nov 04, 2016 12:02 am
Jon Campbell reports in the Democrat and Chronicle that the 514 new highway signs touting New York tourism programs violate a federal ruling prohibiting signs of that sort. The Federal Highway Administration has repeatedly notified Cuomo's administration that the signs violate federal and state law but the state Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority ignored those warnings and installed the signs, including one at Exit 21 in Catskill on the I-87 Thruway. "Some of the signs have non-conforming symbols, while others violate sign lettering and other standards," highway administration spokesman Neil Gaffney said in a statement. The state DOT says the signs follow "standard specifications" and are in "full compliance with federal law." Each of the signs in question include a mention of ILoveNY.com and the state's I Love NY mobile app, promotion for the state rather then about a safety issue. Read the full story in the Democrat and Chronicle.