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Federal funding fears lead PennDOT to reassert authority over Philly highway billboards

By Bill Holloway The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced it will reassume its authority to regulate billboards along National Highway System (NHS) routes in Philadelphia. PennDOT, which had allowed the City of Philadelphia to regulate billboards along NHS routes since

New critique identifies troubling errors in FHWA’s report on driver distraction from digital signs

By Bill Holloway It is common wisdom that driver distraction, whether due to texting, talking on the phone, or other causes, increases the risk of crashes. A 2006 Virginia Tech study found that 80 percent of crashes involved driver inattention in the three seconds preceding the event. The federal

What would be a good Super Bowl ad for the government?

In “A Super Bowl Spot for Uncle Sam,” Harper’s Magazine posts a round table on how the government might use Madison Avenue techniques to sell itself.