Origins of the Interstate

This paper traces the origins of the Interstate highway system from its beginning in "the golden years of the highway program" under the leadership of Thomas H. MacDonald, head of the Bureau of Public Roads, through its various milestones, such as the First National Conference on Street and Highway Safety held in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 15-16, 1924, and the 1955 congressional hearings, to the passage of the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. Many articles published during these years are reprinted throughout the paper as well as excerpts from the testimony of witnesses at the congressional hearings.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 143p

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  • Accession Number: 01002023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 12 2005 1:39PM