NY Transportation Commissioner Backs “I Love NY” Signs, Despite FHWA’s Warning on Potential Loss of Funding

The Journal News reports, “The state’s top transportation official on Thursday [December 8] defended the large, blue ‘I Love NY’ highway signs that have dotted New York roadways despite the federal government maintaining they break the law. Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll said the ongoing dispute with the Federal Highway Administration is a ‘matter of interpretation,’ repeating the state’s claim that it followed federal policy as it erected the 514 signs across the state. The FHWA has suggested it may withhold millions in federal highway aid to the state if it doesn’t remove the signs.”