Thursday, October 28, 2010

For those that work in and do business in the transportation industry, you certainly will appreciate what the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) dug out of the historical vault…….

DTC Campus Lightrail stopImage by jeco via Flickr
With the election just around the corner, AASTHO dipped into its historical vault and found that the key election messages of 1924 on transportation are still valid today. Calvin Coolidge told the Congress, "No expenditure of public money contributes so much to the National wealth as the building of good roads." The Republican Platform included the language: "We pledge a continuation of this policy of Federal Cooperation with the States in highway building," while the Democratic Platform said, "Improved roads are of vital importance not only to commerce and industry but also to agriculture and rural life." For these and other artifacts from that era, go to

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