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.

1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act – Enrolled Bill memo

Enrolled bill file presented to President Eisenhower on June 28, 1956 summarizing the views of Administration agencies on the enrolled...

1976 Federal-Aid Highway Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memoranda presented to President Ford on April 22, 1976, expressing the views of Administration agencies on the enrolled bill H.R....

1973 FAHA – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memorandum presented to President Nixon in August 1973 expressing the views of Administration agencies on the enrolled bill S. 502, the...

1978 STAA – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memo presented to President Carter on November 5, 1978 expressing the views of Administration agencies on the enrolled bill H.R. 11733,...

1987 STURAA – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memo presented to President Reagan on March 27, 1987 expressing the views of Administration agencies on the enrolled bill H.R. 2, the...

1968 Federal-Aid Highway Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

A series of memos presented to President Johnson in August 1968 pertaining to the enrolled bill S. 3418, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of...

1966 Federal-Aid Highway Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Letters and cover memo presented to President Johnson on September 8, 1966 expressing the views of the various federal agencies on the...

1964 Federal-Aid Highway Act – Enrolled Bill Memo

Documents presented to President Johnson on August 6, 1964 giving the views of his Administration on the enrolled bill H.R. 10503, the...

1982 STAA White House Enrolled Bill Memo

Series of memos and letters presented to President Reagan on January 6, 1983 expressing the views of the Administration on the enrolled...

1981 Drew Lewis Cabinet Memo Advocating Gas Tax Increase

December 15, 1981 memo from Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis to the Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs advocating a revenue...

1981 (Dec. 8) White House Draft Federalism Initiative

Early iteration of the first Reagan Administration federalism plan - this one contemplated turning all non-Interstate highway programs...

House Tax Panel Examines Overseas Repatriation As HTF Pay-For

June 25, 2015 The House Ways and Means subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held a hearing Wednesday afternoon to discuss...

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