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November 1953 Commerce Department Plan to Restructure the Federal-Aid Highway Program

This is a document prepared by Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation Robert Murray dated November 19, 1953 entitled “Federal Highway Policy” and transmitted by Murray to the White House with a cover letter on…

Higher federal gas taxes? Businesses are pushing the idea

Jeff Davis, a senior analyst at the nonpartisan Eno Center for Transportation didn’t think that much is needed. Raising the tax five cents each of the next two years and a penny per year thereafter should be enough, he said. “The higher fuel taxes are the most logical way to stabilize the highway fund, he said. “Nothing comes close to the ease of implementation,” Davis said.

September 1959 Highway Trust Fund Bailout Announcement

This is a White House press release dated September 9, 1959 announcing that President Eisenhower had just requested the first-ever bailout of the Highway Trust Fund from general revenues – a $359 million “repayable advance.”…

October 1959 Highway Contract Control Order

The documents from the Commerce Department and the Bureau of Public Roads ordering the first-ever limitations on the ability of states to obligate their highway contract authority, in October 1959.

1959 Highway Trust Fund Revenue Bonding Proposal

This is a PDF file containing documents relating to the 1959 proposal to finance a shortfall in Highway Trust Fund revenues by the issuance of special revenue bonds, outside the regular Treasury Department borrowing, that…

April 15, 1958 White House Meeting with Legislative Leaders on the Highway Bill

This is a PDF of the notes taken by the White House assistant staff secretary on the April 15, 1958 regular White House meeting with Republican Congressional leaders. Topics included the possible veto of the…

March 4, 1958 White House Meeting with Legislative Leaders on Highways

These are notes taken by the White House Assistant Staff Secretary of the regular weekly White House meeting between the President, his senior staff, and the Republican leadership of Congress on March 4, 1958. In…

1958 Eisenhower Draft Bill Nullifying the Byrd Test

This is a draft bill sent by the Commerce Department to the Bureau of the Budget for legislative clearance on March 6, 1958 (together with draft cover letter to Congress) to waive application of the…

January 24, 1958 Cabinet Meeting on Highways

This is a PDF of the White House records of a Cabinet meeting held by President Eisenhower on January 24, 1958 that discussed Byrd Test funding delays and escalating cost […]