Feds, NY still butting heads over state's highway signs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A meeting between state and federal highway officials regarding New York's "I Love NY" highway signs ended with no resolution to the dispute.

Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau met with state Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll in Washington on Tuesday to discuss New York's refusal to take down the 514 tourism signs.

Both parties opted to create a "working group" that will examine the issue at some undetermined point in the future.

FHA officials say the signs don't comply with federal regulations. The agency wants New York state to remove the tourism promotion signs.

The state has also been asked to cease all over-the-counter sales at its new rest stop on the Long Island Expressway.

State Department of Transportation officials contend that both the signs and the store's sales are legal.