Obama Railroading Propaganda Signs

August 25, 2010 19:47

As of July 15 the policy changed, the I.G. says, and signs and plaques promoting the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) at jobsites and on things like “stimulus”-funded railroad cars were “strongly encouraged” in lieu of the mandate. Sounds like a Capone line.

Connie Hair at Human Events


‘According to DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III, prior to the July 15 change, agencies like the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) required “high-speed intercity passenger rail grant recipients” to “post a sign at all fixed project locations at the most publicly accessible location and a plaque on all purchased or rehabilitated rail cars announcing that the project or equipment was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration with funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”’

‘The existing stimulus propaganda signage regulations read like a narcissistic actor’s billing clause in his movie contract.  A sampling:

• ARRA Project Signs should be stand-alone signs, with the sole purpose of identifying the project as being funded (in whole or in part) by ARRA.

• Grantees my elect to have a secondary sign which identifies other project partners (e.g. State, city county, corporate partners), but such secondary project signs should be smaller and less prominent than ARRA project sign.  An ARRA Project sign must be located adjacent to each placement of such a secondary project sign.

• ARRA Project Signs should be designed to maximize visibility of the Recovery.Gov and USDOT TIGER logos and minimize any accompanying text.

• For rail vehicles purchased or rehabilitated using ARRA funding, ARRA Project Sign should take the form of decal, no smaller than 12 inches measured diagonally.  For passenger rail cars, such decals should be placed so as to be visible to every passenger entering the car (e.g. on or adjacent to each vestibule door and/or each exterior door).  For locomotives, such decals should be place in the lower front of the locomotive body, adjacent to any builder plate.

• ARRA Project Signs should be located at the project site so as to maximize their visibility to rail passengers and passersby approaching the site.’


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