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.

1996 House ISTEA Reauthorization Hearings Part 1 – March 28 and May 2, 7 and 16, 1996

Hearings of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on ISTEA reauthorization on March 28 and May 2, 7 and 16, 1996.

TEA21 Legislative History

    Congressional Hearings on ISTEA Reauthorization House T&I hearings part 1 - March 28 and May 2, 7 and 16,...

Boehner to Resign as Speaker; 6-Month FAA Extension On House Floor Monday

September 25, 2015 - 2:45 p.m. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stunned the political world by announcing this morning that he will...

When Is A Bailout No Longer A Bailout?

After years of inaction, short-term bailouts, and extensions, transportation policy has finally begun to move in a different direction....

1970 (Dec. 9) Final OMB Memo on Highway Bill Conference

December 9, 1970 OMB memo detailing a December 8 conversation between OMB staff and the House Republican members of the conference...

1970 (Dec. 8) Memo of Phone Call With Conference Staff on Highway Bill

Memo of December 8, 1970 providing a record of a telephone call between a Nixon Administration official and the Republican staff of the...

1970 (Dec. 2) Draft OMB Letter to Highway Bill Conferees

Draft letter from OMB to the conferees on the 1970 highway bill (H.R. 19504) expressing Administration views on items in the bill. The...

1970 (Dec. 1) Summary of USDOT Views on Pending Highway Bill

December 1, 1970 update of this document from the Department of Transportation expressing whether not DOT's views on each of the major...

1970 (Nov.) Summary of DOT, OMB and WH Views on Pending Highway Bill

OMB memo from sometime in November 1970 giving detail of each major issue at stake in the pending highway bill (H.R. 19504) about to go...

1970 (Nov.) USDOT Views on Pending Highway Bill

Memo from the Department of Transportation (undated, but from some time in November 1970) expressing DOT's position on the various...

1970 (Nov. 24) White House Floor Strategy Memo on Highway Bill

November 24, 1970 White House legislative affairs staff memo discussing meetings held with key GOP legislators on the Federal-Aid...

1970 (Nov. 17) White House Meeting With General Motors on Highway Policy

November 17, 1970 memo summarizing a meeting between White House staff and General Motors lobbyist Ray Ouelette discussing the internal...

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