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1 Welcome to the 40 th Anniversary celebration of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

2 The 1960s

3 Fact 1964 Price 2004 Price Bus Fare $0.20$1.20 Cost of a bus $58,300$375,000 US GDP (1998 dollars) $663 billion $10.9 trillion Federal spending $ billion $2.1 trillion Federal debt $316.1 billion $7 trillion + Unemployment5.7%5.6% Cost of a first-class stamp $0.05$0.37 Population million million Average Salary $4,743$21,587 Minimum Wage $1.00$ Demographics

4 Some more facts from1964 Lyndon B. Johnson was President Lyndon B. Johnson was President The Capital Beltway was completed in August of 1964 The Capital Beltway was completed in August of 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signs the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 that provides $375 million in transit capital assistance over three years. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 that provides $375 million in transit capital assistance over three years.

5 NVTC in the 1960s Transportation District Act defines powers of NVTC Transportation District Act defines powers of NVTC First Commission meeting held September 1, 1964 First Commission meeting held September 1, 1964 Gordon Thompson becomes first Executive Secretary Gordon Thompson becomes first Executive Secretary WMATA compact goes into effect (1967) WMATA compact goes into effect (1967) Jason Edwards becomes next Executive Secretary (1968) Jason Edwards becomes next Executive Secretary (1968)

6 Chairmen in the 1960s Fred Babson Lee Rhoads

7 The 1970s

8 The 1970s War in Vietnam raged on (early 1970s) War in Vietnam raged on (early 1970s) 26 th Amendment passed making the voting age 18 instead of 21 (1971) 26 th Amendment passed making the voting age 18 instead of 21 (1971) Disney World opened (1971) Disney World opened (1971) M*A*S*H TV series began (1972) M*A*S*H TV series began (1972) Federal Express was created (1972) Federal Express was created (1972) Oil embargo and first major U.S. Fuel crisis causes gas prices to soar (1973) Oil embargo and first major U.S. Fuel crisis causes gas prices to soar (1973) VCRs are introduced to the home market (1974) VCRs are introduced to the home market (1974) Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act, which called for the voluntary switch to the Metric System, but it had little effect. (1974) Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act, which called for the voluntary switch to the Metric System, but it had little effect. (1974)

9 The 1970s Military Academies admit their first female students (1976) Military Academies admit their first female students (1976) 200 th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence is celebrated (1976) 200 th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence is celebrated (1976) Apple computer was started in a California garage by Steve Jobs with $1500. (1976) Apple computer was started in a California garage by Steve Jobs with $1500. (1976) Nuclear non-proliferation treaty signed by 15 countries including the US and USSR (1977) Nuclear non-proliferation treaty signed by 15 countries including the US and USSR (1977) Elvis Dies (1977) Elvis Dies (1977) Garfield cartoon makes debut (1978) Garfield cartoon makes debut (1978) Camp David Peace Accords meetings begin between Israel and Egypt (1978) Camp David Peace Accords meetings begin between Israel and Egypt (1978) Nuclear accident on Three Mile Island (1979) Nuclear accident on Three Mile Island (1979) Post It notes invented (1979) Post It notes invented (1979)

10 NVTC in the 1970s Urban Mass Transit Administration awards NVTC a grant for the demonstration of an exclusive bus lane on Shirley Highway (I-395) Urban Mass Transit Administration awards NVTC a grant for the demonstration of an exclusive bus lane on Shirley Highway (I-395) First Transportation Day held June 17, 1971 First Transportation Day held June 17, 1971 NVTC awarded $35 million of state highway funds for Metrorail construction NVTC awarded $35 million of state highway funds for Metrorail construction Irvin McNayr becomes Executive Director (1974) Irvin McNayr becomes Executive Director (1974)

11 Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 1970s Joe Alexander Joe Alexander Rufus Phillips Rufus Phillips Everard Munsey Everard Munsey Alan Magazine Alan Magazine John Purdy John Purdy Beverly Beidler Beverly Beidler Marie Travesky Marie Travesky

12 The 1980s

13 The 1980s CNN is launched as the first all news network (1980) CNN is launched as the first all news network (1980) The Columbia space shuttle – Americas first reusable spacecraft was launched (1981) The Columbia space shuttle – Americas first reusable spacecraft was launched (1981) Sandra Day OConnor appointed as the first female Supreme Court justice (1981) Sandra Day OConnor appointed as the first female Supreme Court justice (1981) Vietnam Veterans Memorial unveiled (1982) Vietnam Veterans Memorial unveiled (1982) Geraldine Ferraro was the first female presidential candidate; Jesse Jackson was the first African-American presidential candidate (1983) Geraldine Ferraro was the first female presidential candidate; Jesse Jackson was the first African-American presidential candidate (1983) The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, advertising cost more than during the Super Bowl that year, and surpassing the record Dallas set for most viewers. (1983) The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, advertising cost more than during the Super Bowl that year, and surpassing the record Dallas set for most viewers. (1983) Compact Discs are first released (1983) Compact Discs are first released (1983)

14 The 1980s Leaded gas is officially banned in the US (1985) Leaded gas is officially banned in the US (1985) Columbia space shuttle explodes (1986) Columbia space shuttle explodes (1986) America celebrates national holiday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day for the first time. (1986) America celebrates national holiday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day for the first time. (1986) Black Monday - Stock market drops 22% on October 19th. (1987) Black Monday - Stock market drops 22% on October 19th. (1987) World Population reaches 5 billion (1987) World Population reaches 5 billion (1987) Human Genome Project funded (1988) Human Genome Project funded (1988) CDs outsell vinyl for the first time ever (1988) CDs outsell vinyl for the first time ever (1988) The Berlin Wall came tumbling down (1989) The Berlin Wall came tumbling down (1989)

15 NVTC in the 1980s Dave Erion becomes Executive Director (1980) Dave Erion becomes Executive Director (1980) Developed marketing plan for Dulles Flyer Developed marketing plan for Dulles Flyer NVTC Handbook produced for first time in 1984 NVTC Handbook produced for first time in 1984 VRE master agreement signed VRE master agreement signed Sponsored first Commuter Rail Conference of APTA. Sponsored first Commuter Rail Conference of APTA. Rick Taube becomes Executive Director (1984) Rick Taube becomes Executive Director (1984)

16 Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 1980s Robert Calhoun Robert Calhoun James Scott James Scott Carol DeLong Carol DeLong Ellen Bozman Ellen Bozman Charles Beatley, Jr. Charles Beatley, Jr. Tom Davis Tom Davis John Milliken John Milliken Jim Moran Jim Moran Lilla Richards Lilla Richards

17 The 1990s

18 The 1990s Smoking on domestic flights banned (1990) Smoking on domestic flights banned (1990) Hubble space telescope is launched into orbit (1990) Hubble space telescope is launched into orbit (1990) Iraq invades Kuwait (1990) Iraq invades Kuwait (1990) Clean Air Act is passed (1990) Clean Air Act is passed (1990) Iraq invaded by UN (1991) Iraq invaded by UN (1991) Hurricane Andrew hits Florida (1992) Hurricane Andrew hits Florida (1992) L.A. riots kicked off by acquittal of police officers for Rodney King beating (1992) L.A. riots kicked off by acquittal of police officers for Rodney King beating (1992) North American Free Trade Agreement ratified and eliminated trade tariffs between Mexico, the US, and Canada. North American Free Trade Agreement ratified and eliminated trade tariffs between Mexico, the US, and Canada. Women serve in combat roles for the first time (1993) Women serve in combat roles for the first time (1993)

19 The 1990s Chunnel opens, bridging England and France. The tunnel now allows passengers to travel between the two countries in 35 minutes. (1994) Chunnel opens, bridging England and France. The tunnel now allows passengers to travel between the two countries in 35 minutes. (1994) Oklahoma City bombing. (1995) Oklahoma City bombing. (1995) The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski arrested in Montana. (1996) The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski arrested in Montana. (1996) Scientists cloned Dolly the sheep at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. (1997) Scientists cloned Dolly the sheep at the Roslin Institute in Scotland. (1997) John Glenn returns to space --Senator John Glenn, 77, returned to space onboard the space shuttle Discovery. He became the oldest person to ever be in space. (1998) John Glenn returns to space --Senator John Glenn, 77, returned to space onboard the space shuttle Discovery. He became the oldest person to ever be in space. (1998) Y2K Scare-- Y2K hype gets everyone paranoid that the end of the world is near. Billions of dollars are spent world-wide on Y2K upgrade on computer software. (1999) Y2K Scare-- Y2K hype gets everyone paranoid that the end of the world is near. Billions of dollars are spent world-wide on Y2K upgrade on computer software. (1999)

20 NVTC in the 1990s Loudoun County joins commission. Loudoun County joins commission. VRE launches service. VRE launches service. Awarded APTAs Outstanding Government Agency award. Awarded APTAs Outstanding Government Agency award. Received $700,000 to initiate regional SmarTrip card fare integration. Received $700,000 to initiate regional SmarTrip card fare integration. Initiated management of Code Red Ozone Action Days and free bus fares for bus systems in NoVA on these days. Initiated management of Code Red Ozone Action Days and free bus fares for bus systems in NoVA on these days. Established new NVTC website. Established new NVTC website.

21 Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 1990s John Milliken John Milliken Kate Hanley Kate Hanley John Mason John Mason Patsy Ticer Patsy Ticer Mary Margaret Whipple Mary Margaret Whipple Sharon Bulova Sharon Bulova Kerry Donley Kerry Donley Al Eisenberg Al Eisenberg Dana Kauffman Dana Kauffman

22 2000 & Beyond…

23 2000 and beyond… Cell phones are de rigueur Cell phones are de rigueur Handheld computers go mainstream Handheld computers go mainstream Tiger Woods wins all four major golf titles Tiger Woods wins all four major golf titles Concorde crashes ultimately ending its presence in the airline industry. (2000) Concorde crashes ultimately ending its presence in the airline industry. (2000) September 11, Pentagon attacked by terrorists and World Trade Center in New York is destroyed… September 11, Pentagon attacked by terrorists and World Trade Center in New York is destroyed… US attacks Afghanistan and ultimately invades Iraq. US attacks Afghanistan and ultimately invades Iraq.

24 NVTC in 2000 and beyond… Conducts Transit Education Days in Richmond Conducts Transit Education Days in Richmond $5 million is given to NVTC to purchase and install SmarTrip fareboxes $5 million is given to NVTC to purchase and install SmarTrip fareboxes Implements Falls Church Bus – GEORGE Implements Falls Church Bus – GEORGE VRE ridership surges to record levels and continues to grow to more than 15,000 riders daily… VRE ridership surges to record levels and continues to grow to more than 15,000 riders daily…

25 Marks the milestone of its 40th anniversary in 2004! NVTC 2000 and beyond…

26 Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 2000s David F. Snyder David F. Snyder Chris Zimmerman Chris Zimmerman Elaine McConnell Elaine McConnell William D. Euille William D. Euille

27 Thank you for your continued support and dedication to NVTC!


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