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Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1972 Highway Bill “No Bill” Strategy Memo

March 12,2015 In October 1972, House and Senate negotiations over the biannual highway bill were breaking down over the issue of whether or not the Highway Trust Fund should be opened up to fund mass transit...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1978 President Carter Meeting on Airline Deregulation Bill

March 03,2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is a Carter Administration memo preparing the President for a meeting with the chairmen of the House and Senate transportation committees, Rep. Harold...
Historical Documents

Creation of the Amtrak Route Map

February 24,2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is an exchange of memoranda from late 1970 and early 1971 between the Nixon White House, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of...
Historical Documents

1956 AASHO Letter to Senator Byrd

February 19,2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is a letter sent from Rex Whitton, the head of the American Association of State Highway Officials, to the chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Harry...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

FY 1982 Reagan Transportation Budget Details

February 03,2015 Few budget amendments have been broader in their scope than the ones submitted by Ronald Reagan in March and April 1981 for the fiscal year 1982 budget. Of particular note are the proposed aviation...
Historical Documents

1915 Coast Guard Origination Statute

January 28,2015 Wednesday, January 28, is the 100th anniversary of President Wilson's signing of the law that created the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Act combined two existing services: the Revenue Cutter Service...
Federal Legislation,Historical Documents

1915 Report of the Joint Committee on Federal Aid to Good Roads

January 21,2015 On January 21, 1915, the Congressional Joint Committee on Federal Aid in the Construction of Post Roads issued its final report to Congress. The report of the Joint Committee represented, by far, the...
Historical Documents,Transportation Quarterly

1966 (July) Alan Boyd Article in Eno Traffic Quarterly

July 02,1966 Article from the July 1966 issue of the Eno Foundation's Traffic Quarterly by Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation Alan Boyd advocating the Johnson Administration's proposal for the...
Historical Documents

1959 National Capital Region Mass Transportation Survey

January 28,1959 This is the full civil engineering study from the 1959 Mass Transportation Survey of the National Capital Region, the first official federal study to recommend the creation of a mass transit system...
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