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S. 1048, S. 1072, S. 1160, and S. 1573
FEBRUARY 21, 23, 25, 28, MARCH 2, 4, 10, 11, 14, 16, 18, 22, 23,
24, 28, 29, 31, APRIL 1, 13, 14, AND 15, 1955
Printed for the use of the Committee on Public Works
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico, Chairman ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma
EDWARD MARTIN, Pennsylvania ALBERT GORE, Tennessee
FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri
PRESCOTT BUSH, Connecticut STROM THU'RMOND, South Carolina
THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan
NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire RICHARD L. NELBERGER, Oregon
ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC Roads
ALBERT GORE, Tennessee, Chairman STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri
EDWARD MARTIN, Pennsylvania STROM THU'RMOND, South Carolina FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan
PRESCOTT BUSH, Connecticut RICHARD L. NEUBERGER, Oregon
THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California
Bresnahan, William A., assistant general manager, American Truck-
ing Association, Inc.
Byrd, Senator Harry F
Cobo, Hon. Albert E., mayor of Dei roit, Mich.
36, 455, 859, 963
Goldbeck, i. T., chairman, task force No. 2, American Road Builders
Johnson, Hon. Fdwin, Go ernor of Colorado.
277, 831, 833
Kennon, Hon. Pobert J., Go' ernor of Louisiana.
Kohler, Hon. Walter J., Governor of Wisconsin
Lawrence, John V., managing director, American Trucking Associa-
Roberts, Austin L., Jr., National Association of Railroad and Utilities
Sampson, Clifford L., operating vice president, Northwestern Bell
Sproule, F. R.
Stoldt, C. A., director, Oklahoma State Department of Highways.. 290
Turner, Frank C., assistant to the Commissioner of Public Roads 982
Weeks, Hon. Sinclair, Secretary of Commerce.
West, Hon. Ben, mayor of Nashville, Tenn.
NATIONAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1955
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10:18 a. m., in room 412, Senate Office Building, Senator Albert Gore presiding.
Present: Senators Gore, Thurmond, McNamara, Neuberger, Martin, (ase, and Kuchel.
Senator GORE. The committee will come to order.
The committee has before it two bills, S. 1048 and S. 1072. S. 1048 is an increased authorization bill based upon an enlargement with change of emphasis on the present highway program.
S. 1072 proposes a recodification of present highway laws. (The bills are as follows:)
(S. 1048, 84th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend and supplement the Federal-Ald Road Act approved July 11, 1916 (39
Stat. 355), as amended and supplemented, to authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Federal-Aid Road Act approved July 11, 1916 (39 Stat. 355), and all Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the sum of $1,100,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1956, and a like sum for each succeeding fiscal year thereafter up to and including the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960.
The sum herein authorized for each fiscal year shall be available for expendi. ture as follows:
(a) $300,000,000 for projects on the Federal-aid primary highway system. (b) $325,000,000 for projects on the Federal-aid secondary system.
(c) $275,000,000 for projects on the Federal-aid primary highway system in urban areas, and for projects on approved extensions of the Federal-aid secondary system within urban areas.
The sums authorized by this section for each fiscal year, respectively, shall be apportioned among the several States in the manner now provided by law and in accordance with the formulas set forth in section 4 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1944, approved December 20, 1944 (58 Stat. 838).
Any sums apportioned to any State under the provision of this section shall be available for expenditure in that State for two years after the close of the fiscal year for which such sums are authorized, and any amounts so apportioned remaining unexpended at the end of such period shall lapse: Provided, That such funds for any fiscal year shall be deemed to have been expended if a sum equal to the total of the sums apportioned to the State for such fiscal year is covered by formal agreements with the Secretary of Commerce for the improve. ment of specific projects as provided by this Act: Provided further, That in the case of those sums heretofore, herein, or hereafter apportioned to any State for projects on the Federal-aid secondary highway system, the Secretary of Commerce may, upon the request of any State, discharge his responsibility relative to the plans, specifications, estimates, surveys, design, inspection, and construction of such secondary road projects by his receiving and approving a certified statenient by the State highway department setting forth that the