Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Andrew Cuomo’s great highway-sign debacle | New York Post

Andrew Cuomo’s great highway-sign debacle | New York Post: If Gov. Cuomo learns the lesson of his great highway-sign debacle, it’ll be worth all the millions the taxpayers wasted on it.

The latest bad news came from state Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll in legislative testimony last week: It turns out the signs, meant to promote tourism across the state, cost $6.3 million more than the original $1.76 million estimate.

For those of you keeping track at home, that’s a 358 percent cost overrun.

It seems the Department of Transportation paid $5.4 million for 374 signs, while the Thruway Authority spent $2.7 million for another 140.

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