I hear that over 250,000 perfectly good NYC Street Signs are going to be replaced at a cost or 27.6 million dollars! Each sign will cost $110 to replace and this is to comply with Federal Highway Administration guidelines. Why? What's the problem with our signs? Well the names of the streets are written in all caps. The new signs will just have the first letter capitalized and the rest of the name in lower case. The entire replacement project should be completed by 2018 and has already begun in the Bronx. They claim this change will make our roads safer because lower case letters will make the signs easier to read.
Let's see: WALL ST vs Wall St which do you think is easier to read?
This is NOT the only city where this is supposed to be taking place! I don't know how the Federal Government can justify spending this kind of money to change perfectly good street signs. Guess what? I am writing an email to them and we will see if I get an answer! Here is what I found on their website:
"To report fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement at the U.S. Department of Transportation: Hotline@oig.dot.gov, OIG 1-800-424-9071, or http://www.oig.dot.gov/Hotline"
Is that IRONIC or what? Well, I am going to report it as all of the above. As a concerned citizen I would like to get an answer because it clearly seems like fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement of our tax dollars.
Thanks for listening.