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Highways and roads are the backbone of the transportation system. 91 percent of American households own a vehicle and use those vehicles to make the vast majority of their trips. Highways and local streets also constitute the bulk of transportation investment at the federal, state and local level. Vehicle miles hit a record 3.2 trillion miles in 2018, and continue to climb, posing challenges for maintenance, investment, congestion, and the environment.

Webinar Recap: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis from the National League...

1953 Buckner Highway Study for Eisenhower

This is a study of a national system of federal toll roads commissioned by Dwight Eisenhower during his pre-presidential transition in...

Clay Committee Report Original Transmittal Letter

This is a PDF of the original letter from the five members of President Eisenhower's "Clay Committee" transmitting their final report...

January 1956 White House Meeting with GOP Leaders on Highway Bill

This is an internal White House summary of the January 31, 1956 meeting between President Eisenhower, his staff and key Cabinet members...

1955 White House Internal Debates on Clay Commission Report

This PDF file contains a series of memos by John S. Bragdon, President Eisenhower's Special Assistant for Public Works Planning, during...

Recap of Eno Webinar on Equity in Congestion Pricing

In August, Eno hosted a webinar titled Congestion Pricing’s Role in Building More Equitable Transportation Systems. The webinar was a...

1954 Inter-Agency Committee on the President’s Highway Program

This is a PDF file of documents from the 1954 "inside" Eisenhower Administration committee originally intended to parallel the...

Record of Briefing State Governors on Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan – November 3, 1955

This PDF file is a one-page memo to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey from Dan Throop Smith, head of tax analysis at Treasury, dated...

October 28, 1955 Cabinet Meeting on Highways

This PDF file contains documents relating to the October 28, 1955 Cabinet meeting. This was another meeting conducted in the absence of...

September 30, 1955 Cabinet Meeting

This PDF file contains records from the Eisenhower Library on the Cabinet meeting of September 30, 1955, which was historic in several...

December 1955 Revised Eisenhower Highway Plan

This PDF file contains three documents, in order: A December 8, 1955 memo to Treasury Secretary George Humphrey from Dan Throop...

Webinar: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis by the National League of Cities...

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