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S. 1048, S. 1072, S. 1160, and S. 1573

BILLS RELATING TO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM

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

UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1955

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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 THERM0ND, South Carolina

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire RICHARD L, NEUBERGER, Oregon

ROMAN L. HRUSKA, Nebraska

SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC Roads

ALBERT GORE, Tennessee, Chairman STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri

EDWARD MARTIN, Pennsylvania STROM THC'RMOND, South Carolina FRANCIS CASE, South Dakota PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan

PRESCOTT BUSH, Connecticut RICHARD L. NEUBERGER, Oregon

THOMAS H. KUCHEL, California

Statement of:

Page

Aitken, Hal, Executive Assistant to the Administrator of Federal

Civil Defense

591

Allott, Senator Gordon

846

Anderson, George W., executive vice president, American Transit

Association

942

Baker, John A., assistant to the president, National Farmers Union 113

Baldock, R. H., State highway engineer of Oregon.

166

Bebling, Burton N., economist, Association of American Railroads. 1042
Bennett, Hon. Charles E., Member of Congress.

895
Bennett, Senator Wallace F.

831
Blackard, Charles G., general counsel, Electric Power Board, Nash-
ville, Tenn

904

Bossemeyer, James L., National Association of Travel Organizations - 427

Bresnahan, William A., assistant general manager, American Truck-
ing Association, Inc.

954
Brown, S. Howard, chairman, task force No. 3, American Road
Build.rs Association.

765

Brownell, Hon. Herbert, Attorney General of the United States.

054

Burgess, Hon. W. Randolph, l’nder Secretary of the Treasury for

Monetary Affairs.-

539

Burd, Senator Harry F.

495

Campbell

, Hon. Joseph, Comptroller General of the United States. 609

Chenoweth, Hon. J. Edgar, Member of Congress -

849

Clay, Gen. Lucius D., Chairman, President's Advisory Committee on

a National Highway Program.

393

Cobo, Hon. Albert E., mayor of De roit, Mich

216

Corleisson, H. J., chairman, Utah Road Commission..

852

Curtiss, Hon. C. D., Commissioner of Public Roads 46, 671, 974, 1004

Dreher, Hon. J. Clarence, Jr., mayor of Columbia, S. C.

205

Duncan, C. Emerson II, counsel, American Public Power Association.

934

du Pont, Hon. Francis V., special assistant to the Secretary of Com-

36, 455, 859, 963

Dwinell, Hon. Lane, Governor of New Hampshire.

284

Ehlers, Joseph H., American Society of Civil Engineers.

1055

Talek, I dward, consulting engineer.

938

Fritts, Carl E., vice pre ident in charge of engineering, Automoti: e

Safety Foundation.

812

Goldteck, i. T., chairman, task force No. 2, imerican Road Builders
issociation

758

Gorman . B. pre ident ! ri ate Truck Council of America

882

Hal orson I lovd C., the National Grange

105

Harper, John, chairman, toll roads committee, National Oil Jobbers

Council

521

Havcock, Stephen C., Offce of General Counsel, General Accounting
(ff ce.

609
Holines, Edward H., Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Com-

988
flum hrey, Hon. Georse M., Secretary of the Treasury

539

Johnson, Hon. Fduin, Go ernor of Colorado..

277, 831, 833

Faltenbach, Henry J., counsel, Bureau of Public Roads, Department

of Commerce

982

F'efan er, Senator Estes

574

Feller, Lol ert F., Assistant to the Comptroller General of the United

States..

609

Fenr, Hon. William F., wavor of Kansas City, Mo.

211
Henpon, Hon. Pobert J., Goernor of Louisiana

249
Kohler, Hon. Walter J., Governor of Wisconsin

261

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Statement of-Continued

Page

Koss, George C., president-elect, Associated General Contractors

of America -

179

Lawrence, John V., managing director, American Trucking Associa-
tion, Inc...

944

Long, Robert L., director of audits, General Accounting Office

609

McCoy, George T., president, American Association of State Highway

Officials

155

McMillan, Hon. C. R., chief commissioner, South Carolina State

Highway Department

639

Millikin, Senator Eugene D.

843
Nance, James J., Automobile Manufacturers Association.

486
Peterson, Hon. Val, Administrator of Civil Defense

591
Rankin, Hon. J. Lee, Assistant Attorney General of the United States 654
Ray, Philip A., General Counsel, Department of Commerce-

455
Peed, Irving, highway engineer of the Territory of Alaska

438
Reindollar, Robert M., representing American Road Builders Asso-
ciation.

789
Richards, Glenn C., Commissioner of Public Works, Detroit, Mich. 216
Riley, George D., national legislative committee, American Feder-
ation of Labor.

92
Roberts, Austin L., Jr., National Association of Railroad and Utilities
Commissioners

927

Robertson, J. N., president, American Road Builders Association. 715

Rogers, Hon. Byron G., Member of Congress..

849

Ross, Bradford, U. S. Independent Telephone Association.

940

Senate bill 1048.

1

Senate bill 1072

3

Senate bill 1160.

67

Senate bill 1573.

645

Senate bill 1668

848

Salditt, Frederick, chairman, task force No. 4, American Road Builders

Association.-

776

Saltonstall, Senator Leverett --

580
Sampson, Clifford L., operating vice president, Northwestern Bell
Telephone Co.

936
Seegmiller, Keith L., executive secretary, National Association of
County Officials.

243

Shumate, Charles E., assistant highway engineer, Colorado Highway

Department.--

850

Sours, Hal G., chairman, task force No. 1, American Road Builders

Association

732

Sproule, F. R.

527

Stennis, Senator John C...

999

Stinchcomb, William A., chairman highway committee, American

Automobile Association..

893

Stoldt, C. A., director, Oklahoma State Department of Highways. 290

Ten Brook, John A., Édison Electric Institute.-

924

Thomson, H. A., secretary, Pennsylvania State Association of Town-

ship Supervisors.

827

Triggs, Matt, assistant legislative director, American Farm Bureau

Federation-

76

Turner, Frank C., assistant to the Commissioner of Public Roads . 982
Veale, John M., Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.

906
Wait, Mrs. R. É..

451
Watkins, Senator Arthur V.

850
Weeks, Hon. Sinclair, Secretary of Commerce.

315, 455
Weir, Paul L., general manager, Waterworks Department of Atlanta.
Ga_

914

West, Hon. Ben, mayor of Nashville, Tenn.

192

Whitton, Rex, chief engineer of the Missouri State Highway Depart-

ment.

123

Williams, Sidney J., National Safety Council.

805

Wiseman, S. E., executive director, American Toll Ways Authority. 432

Yokley, E. C., vice chairman, Committee on Municipally Owned

Utilities

897

Yount, Maj. Gen. Paul F., Chief of Transportation, Department of

the Army.

567

NATIONAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1955

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON PUBLIC Roads,

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, Case, 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-Aid 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, 1936, 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 statement by the State highway department setting forth that the

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