The federal government is requiring communities around the USA to change signs from all capital letters to a combination of capital and lowercase letters. The government says that makes them easier to read. Signs that fail to meet minimum standards must be replaced.
"I think it's ridiculous," says Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan, whose city will spend about $1.4 million on new signs over the next four years. "Our street signs have worked perfectly well for 100 years or more. I think it's just the federal government run amok. If they don't have far more important things to deal with, they're not doing their job."