Interstate Highway System


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In′terstate High′way Sys`tem


n.
a network of U.S. highways, begun in the 1950s, connecting the 48 contiguous states and most cities with populations above 50,000.
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Finally, the National Academy of Engineering identified the electricity grid (as well as the Interstate Highway System) as ranking among the greatest engineering accomplishments of the twentieth century.
The impact of the Interstate Highway System reverberated far beyond just the transportation industry.
The reality of this debilitating scenario is examined in "Be Prepared to Stop," a documentary film about the failing US Interstate Highway System.
Thousands of American workers would spend day after day laying down cement to build the national interstate highway system. The workers constructing the highways often suffered from dry, cracked skin on their hands caused by their harsh working conditions.
Like the interstate highway system that the Republican Eisenhowers government built for Mr.
It is worth noting that the US experienced its fastest economic growth since 1929 in the 1950s and 1960s, a time of high government expenditure on the Interstate Highway System, which was launched in 1956.
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Created in 1956 to fund construction of the nation's interstate highway system, the HTF benefited from a post-war economic boom and Americans' insatiable appetite for gasoline and driving.
The problem isn't hard to understand, and it's been in plain view for years: The trust fund has supported federal spending on transportation since the Interstate Highway System was created in 1956.
At the inception of Federal Interstate Highway System in 1956, Congress decided to fund this system using a federal tax on fuel.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened in 1940, 16 years before the Federal Aid Highway Act authorized--and funded--the federal interstate highway system. The rising importance of user fees raises a number of questions for state policymakers.
TravelCenters of America operates and franchises a network of travel centres along the US Interstate Highway system.

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