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1969 UMTA Task Force Report on Transit Reauthorization

July 11,2019 This is an April 15, 1969 report of an internal Urban Mass Transportation Administration report framing the issues at stake for the forthcoming urban mass transportation reauthorization proposal and...
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Nixon 1969 Message to Congress on Airports and Airways

June 18,2019 This is House Document 91-130, the message that President Richard Nixon transmitted to Congress on June 16, 1969 to accompany and explain proposed legislation to create a significant new investment...
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Hoover Commission Staff Summary of Brookings Task Force Report on Transportation

May 03,2019 This is an internal Hoover Commission staff memo dated October 27, 1948 by H.W. Metz summarizing the voluminous report of the Commission's Task Force on Transportation prepared by the Brookings...
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1948 Report of the Hoover Commission Task Force on Transportation

May 02,2019 This is the final report of the Task Force on Transportation of the first Hoover Commission, dated October 15, 1948.
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1949 Draft Hoover Commission Report on Reorganization of the Commerce Department

April 16,2019 This is the fourth draft of the report on the reorganization of the Department of Commerce prepared by the Commission on Reorganization of the Executive Branch (the "Hoover Commission"). This fourth...
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1949 Hoover Commission Debate on Transportation Reorganization

April 16,2019 This is an 86-page unpublished transcript of the debate of the Commission on Reorganization of the Executive Branch (the "Hoover Commission") on January 12, 1949 at which they approved their report...
Document Compilation: Truman Administration Efforts to Reorganize Federal Transportation Functions in 1946
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Document Compilation: Truman Administration Efforts to Reorganize Federal Transportation Functions in 1946

April 08,2019 This 105-page PDF file contains 17 original source documents found in the Bureau of the Budget’s transportation reorganization subject file at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
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1945 Burden Memo on Postwar Civil Aviation Policy

April 06,2019 This 13-page April 1945 white paper from the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of War for Air 13-page white paper advocates a vigorous program of federal promotion and financial assistance...
1932 Treasury Letter Recommending First Gasoline Tax
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1932 Treasury Letter Recommending First Gasoline Tax

October 28,2018 This is a letter marked "CONFIDENTIAL" from Treasury Secretary Ogden L. Mills to Acting House Ways and Means chairman Charles L. Crisp dated February 16, 1932 recommending that Congress enact a new...
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Sept. 1978 Letter to US House Members from Transportation Stakeholders

September 19,2018 This is a September 15, 1978 letter from various surface transportation stakeholder groups to all members of the US House of Representatives opposing an amendment to the highway bill to be offered by...
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