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1978 (Nov.) White House Decision on WMATA System Length

November 16, 1978 memo to President Carter asking him to settle a disagreement between DOT, OMB, and the White House Domestic Policy Staff on whether or not to insist on building the originally-envisioned 101-mile DC Metrorail system or to support truncation of less cost-effective extensions. Includes previous memos of August 15, 1978 from Transportation Secretary Brock Adams and of August 15, 1978 and November 22, 1978 from the Domestic Policy Staff. Includes President Carter’s handwritten notes and checkoffs of decision boxes.

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