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Rethinking America's HighwaysA 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure$
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Robert W. Poole Jr.

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226557571

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.001.0001

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

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

(p.30) Chapter Three Where America’s 20th-Century Highway Model Came From
Rethinking America's Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

University of Chicago Press

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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