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Nov. 1970 Nixon Railpax Route Order for Volpe

March 11,2021 This is a November 25, 1970 memo from OMB Director George Shultz to Transportation Secretary John Volpe notifying of President Nixon's decisions related to the preliminary routes served by the...
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Nov. 1970 OMB Railpax Route Options Memo for Nixon

March 11,2021 This is a memo from OMB Director George Shultz to President Nixon, undated (but from its context, it was either delivered on November 24 or 25, 1970) regarding the preliminary route map selection for...
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Nov. 1970 Volpe Draft Railpax Route Map for President Nixon

March 11,2021 This is a November 24, 1970 memo (with attachments) from Transportation Secretary John Volpe to President Nixon transmitting and explaining his and USDOT's initial recommendations for the "basic...
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1970 Preliminary Report on Basic National Rail Passenger System

March 11,2021 This is a preliminary report made by Transportation Secretary John Volpe on November 30, 1970 outlining the endpoint routes that the soon-to-exist National Rail Passenger Corporation would have to...
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1970 ICC Review of Preliminary Report on Basic National Rail Passenger System

March 11,2021 This is a December 29, 1970 report of the Interstate Commerce Commission giving the ICC's review of the October 1970 Preliminary Report on Basic National Rail Passenger System issued by the U.S....
White House “Railpax” Memos, January-March 1970
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White House “Railpax” Memos, January-March 1970

October 28,2020 This PDF file contains a series of internal White House memos, and correspondence between the Department of Transportation and the White House, from January-March 1970 on the subject of DOT's...
Jeff Davis Presentation on Eisenhower and Transportation
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Jeff Davis Presentation on Eisenhower and Transportation

September 15,2020 This is a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation that Eno's Jeff Davis gave at the Capitol Historical Society Heritage Lecture on September 14, 2020 (virtually) on President Eisenhower's transportation...
1953 Buckner Highway Study for Eisenhower
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1953 Buckner Highway Study for Eisenhower

September 15,2020 This is a study of a national system of federal toll roads commissioned by Dwight Eisenhower during his pre-presidential transition in New York City in late 1952. It was written by Walter Buckner, a...
April 1960 BPR Memo on Interstates in Urban Areas
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April 1960 BPR Memo on Interstates in Urban Areas

September 14,2020 This is a memo from the Bureau of Public Roads entitled "Memorandum on the Interstate System in Urban Areas." It was evidently brought by Administrator Bert Tallamy to the pivotal meeting with...
Initiating the Bragdon Highway Study
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Initiating the Bragdon Highway Study

September 14,2020 This PDF file is a collection of documents from the Bureau of the Budget's files in the National Archives about the commencement of a study of the Interstate highway program in 1959.
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