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March 1963 Senate Vote Count on Mass Transit Bill

July 03,2018 This is an unofficial estimate of Senate support for Senator Harrison Williams' (D-NJ) mass transit bill, dated March 6, 1963, taken by "a hastily convened meeting, including municipal people, [the...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

March 1963 White House Vote Count on Mass Transit Bill in Senate Banking Committee

July 02,2018 This is a memo from White House staffer Mike Manatos (their legislative affairs contact for Senate offices) to his boss Larry O'Brien (the overall head of legislative affairs) dated March 13, 1963...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

December 1962 Mass Transit Lobbying Strategy Conference

June 29,2018 These are the minutes of a strategy meeting held December 13, 1962 among a variety of mass transit interest groups and legislative and Administration representatives as to how legislation for a...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

March 1961 Commerce Department views on the Urban Transportation Problem

June 24,2018 March 15, 1961 memo from Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation C.D. Martin, Jr. on the Commerce Department's views on the bill S. 345 (the Williams bill) and the Commerce Department's place...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

Williams Mass Transit Bill – 1960 (S. 3278, 86th Congress)

June 24,2018 Text of the bill S. 3278 of the 86th Congress, introduced on March 24, 1960 by Sen. Harrison Williams (D-NJ) and other cosponsors. This would be the first bill providing federal aid for urban mass...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

Mass Transit Financing Corporation Act – 1960 Version

June 24,2018 This is the bill H.R. 10808 of the 86th Congress, one of a series of identical bills introduced in March 1960 based on draft legislation proposed by the American Municipal Association, which was in...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1958 Mass Transit Financing Corporation Act

June 24,2018 This is the text of the bill H.R. 11816 of the 85th Congress, introduced in the House of Representatives on April 1, 1958 by Rep. William Green, Jr. (D-PA). This may have been the first bill for...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1960 Bureau of the Budget Memo on American Municipal Association Commuter Rail Relief Bill

June 14,2018 This is an internal memo from the White House Bureau of the Budget dated March 11, 1960 summarizing legislation introduced in the House of Representatives (as H.R. 10808, 10843, 10852, 10863, and...
Dec. 1967 Response to HUD Proposal for Subsidized Transportation to Work for Ghetto Residents
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

Dec. 1967 Response to HUD Proposal for Subsidized Transportation to Work for Ghetto Residents

May 14,2018 In November 1967, following the "long, hot summer" riots in the inner cities of Detroit, Newark, and several other cities, HUD Secretary Robert Weaver proposed a plan to subsidize part of the...
Historical Documents

User Charges: Panacea or Pitfall? (AOPA Study, 1969)

May 03,2018 This is a document called "User Charges: Panacea or Pitfall?" produced by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in 1969 to provide policy justification for their opposition to the concept...
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