Celebrating a Double Anniversary

Looking back 100 years to the creation of the Federal-aid highway program in 1916 and 60 years ago to the launch of the interstate construction program in 1956, it is easy to forget that these landmark laws that shaped the agency, its legacy, and the United States were not foregone conclusions. This article traces the history of the program from the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916 and the Federal Highway Act of 1956 and describes the many policy and economic issues involved.


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  • Accession Number: 01602828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2016 12:05PM