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1916 Federal Aid Road Act Summary Document

This is a manuscript printed as a Senate document in September 1916 that consists of the following:

  • The text of the Federal Aid Road Act, as enacted on July 11, 1916.
  • A four-page summary of the provisions of the law.
  • The text of the regulations issued by the Department of Agriculture on September 1, 1916 implementing the law. (These spelled out the standards for the information on projects given by states to the federal government, minimum standards for surveys and plans, rules for contract bidding, labor standards, and the process for submitting reimbursement requests to the federal government.)
  • An article by the Secretary of Agriculture extolling the virtues of federal involvement in the roads program and giving the dollar amounts of the first years’ apportionments of funding to states.
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