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EISENHOWER INTERSTATE SYSTEM Interstate Highway Act of 1956 Works Cited.

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1 EISENHOWER INTERSTATE SYSTEM Interstate Highway Act of 1956 Works Cited

2 Breakdown of Roadways Interstate: Interstate: The Eisenhower Interstate System is separate identity within the National Highway System (NHS) Other Principal Arterials: Other Principal Arterials: Highways in rural and urban areas to connect to other high transportation areas (ports, airports, bus stops) Strategic Highway Network: Strategic Highway Network: Network of roads important to the country’s national defense Major Strategic Highway Network Connectors: Major Strategic Highway Network Connectors: Provide access to military instillations Intermodal Connectors: Intermodal Connectors: provide access between other modes of transportation to the other four subsystems listed above

3 Interstate Highway System Today Includes over 160,000 miles of roadway in all 50 states including Puerto Rico

4 Works Cited Interstate-Guide: All you need to know about Interstate Highways. Web. 01 Mar "Chapter 2: A Crusade for Safety -President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Federal Role in Highway Safety - Highway History - FHWA." Federal Highway Administration: Home. Web. 01 Mar "A 2009 Chevy Malibu Destroys a 1959 Bel Air Literally - Wheels Blog - NYTimes.com." Automobiles - Wheels Blog - NYTimes.com. Web. 01 Mar "National Highway System." Federal Highway Administration: Home. Web. 01 Mar

5 Roadway Safety & Maintenance States completely responsible for their own roadways – Operated, owned, and maintained No seat belts or laws for them No airbags Crash testing for safety didn’t start till 1959 Crash test video of safety difference Staggering Statistic!

6 Eisenhower announced a statistic: in 1954, more people were killed in the last 50 years by automobiles than were killed in all the wars the United States were involved in since it was founded 177 years previous. Back to previous slide

7 Eisenhower’s Plan Wanted more and more cars on roadways More cars meant greater convenience, happier people, better standard of living Better roadways meant better safety for our country – Could get weapons and troops across the country faster

8 Lets Talk Cash Estimated to cost 25 billion over 20 year period – Ended in 114 billion and took 35 years States were responsible for 10% of building costs-Highway Trust Fund paid remaining amount Trust Fund’s assets came through taxes


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