WUSA-TV visits the DDOT sign shop to watch the city’s newfangled street signs getting made. That’s followed by some ill-informed griping from the Channel 9 airstaff about the estimated $2 million cost of replacing the old all-caps signs with the new mixed-case signs over six years. Um, guys? They have to replace the signs regularly regardless; the new design isn’t costing taxpayers any more than the old one.

In other news:

Why is a D.C. engineer facing deportation after reporting a crime to city police? (HuffPo)

GSA scales back St. Elizabeths plans (Capital Business)

@mayorvincegray’s avatar really is much better (City Desk)

Uber CEO and Taxicab Commission chair “have a meeting scheduled to air their grievances face-to-face in mid-February” (Fortune)

Gray et al. woo bond raters in New York tomorrow (WAMU-FM)