Highways and Streets

Issues & Modes / Highways and Streets

There are over 4 million miles of roads in the United States moving cars, trucks, transit, and non-motorized vehicles across a seamless, integrated network. About three-quarters of the roads are owned by localities but the vast majority of travel occurs on major state roads and the federally-designated Interstate System. Today, this complex system is under strain as demands for upgrades and repair, safety improvements, and modernization mount.

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...

April 1960 Eisenhower Guidelines on Interstate Highway Construction

This PDF file is a copy of a one-page memorandum dated April 11, 1960 from President Eisenhower to the Secretary of Commerce listing...

November 1959 Eisenhower Meeting on Highways

This PDF file is a "memo for the record" of a meeting held on November 30, 1959 between President Eisenhower and his Special Assistant...

December 1960 Final Report to Eisenhower on the Interstate Highway Program

This is the final report given to President Eisenhower on the status of the Interstate Highway Program, dated December 28, 1960....

March 1960 Interim Report on Highways from John S. Bragdon

This is a large PDF file of a 100+ page report on the status and future of the Interstate Highway Program, prepared in March 1960 for...

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...

1956 Treasury Secretary Letter to Harry Byrd on Pay-As-You-Build Highways

This PDF is a copy of a letter from Treasury Secretary George Humphrey to Senate Finance Committee chairman Harry Byrd (D-VA), dated...

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...

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