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Where America’s 20th-Century Highway Model Came From

Where America’s 20th-Century Highway Model Came From

Chapter:
(p.30) Chapter Three Where America’s 20th-Century Highway Model Came From
Source:
Rethinking America's Highways
Author(s):
Robert W. Poole Jr.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0003

19th-century highways were mostly private turnpikes. The “good roads” movement led to some early 20th-century federal funding. Tolls were used mostly by public toll authorities. The 1956 Interstate Highways legislation greatly increased the federal role in funding and regulation.

Keywords:   Private turnpikes, Federal funding, Toll authorities, Interstate Highway System, Highway Trust Fund

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