There’s a Rumor Going Around That New York Was Ordered to Take Down its Times Square Billboards

Quartz quotes Marc Scribner on the outdated legislative threat to Times Square's billboards: 

Meanwhile, some critics are tracing the unintended consequence straight back to Trottenberg. At the time Congress placed Times Square under the Highway Beautification Act’s jurisdiction, Trottenberg was serving as under secretary for policy at the US Department of Transportation. “It was her job to understand the legislation and serve as chief adviser to the secretary of transportation on implementation,” Marc Scribner, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, explains in a blog post on the free-market advocacy group’s website.