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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

CHARLES A. BUCKLEY, New York, Chairman
GEORGE H. FALLON, Maryland

J. HARRY MCGREGOR, Ohio
CLIFFORD DAVIS, Tennessee

JAMES C. AUCHINCLOSS, New Jersey
JOHN A. BLATNIK, Minnesota

RUSSELL V. MACK, Washington
ROBERT E. JONES, Alabama

HUBERT B. SCUDDER, California
JOHN J. DEMPSEY, New Mexico

MYRON V. GEORGE, Kansas
FRANK E. SMITH, Mississippi

FRANK J. BECKER, New York
JOHN C. KLUCZYNSKI, Illinois

GORDON H. SCHERER, Ohio
T. A. THOMPSON, Louisiana

GARDNER R. WITHROW, Wisconsin
IRIS FAIRCLOTH BLITCH, Georgia

WILLIAM C. CRAMER, Florida
JIM WRIGHT, Texas

JOHN F. BALDWIN, JR., California
W.R. HULL, JR., Missouri

FRED SCHWENGEL, Iowa
KENNETH J. GRAY, Illinois

S. WALTER STAUFFER, Pennsylvania
FRANK M. CLARK, Pennsylvania

EMMET F. BYRNE, Illinois
PAUL G. ROGERS, Florida

EDWIN B. DOOLEY, New York
ED EDMONDSON, Oklahoma

WILLIAM S. BROOMFIELD, Michigan
JOE M. KILGORE, Texas
JOHN J. McFALL, California
CHARLES H. (CHARLIE) BROWN, Missouri

MARGARET R. BEITER, Chief Clerk
JOSEPH R. BRENNAN, Engineer-Consultant

RICHARD J. SULLIVAN, Chief Counsel
ROBERT F. McCONNELL, Minority Counsel

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CONTENTS

Page

H. R. 9821..

1

Testimony of-

Bartelsmeyer, R. R., chief highway engineer, Illinois Department of

Highways, vice president, American Association of State Highway

Officials

50

Cliff, Edward P., Assistant Chief, Forest Service, Department of

Agriculture; accompanied by Anthony P. Dean, Director, Division
of Engineers; and Clyde T. Sullivan, Chief, Branch of Transporta-
tion System Development.

118

Greer, D. C., State highway engineer, State of Texas.

51

McMillan, C. R., president, American Association of State Highway
Officials, chief highway commissioner from South Carolina--

31
Miller, M. Clare, president, San Ore Construction Co., McPherson,

Kans., representing the Associated General Contractors of America,

Inc.-

Richards, Glenn C., commissioner of public works, Detroit, Mich.,

chairman, committee on highways, American Municipal Association. 73

Prentiss, Maj. Gen. Louis W., United States Army, retired, executive

vice president; accompanied by Burton F. Miller, deputy executive
vice president, American Road Builders Association..

59

Rothschild, Louis S., Under Secretary of Commerce for Transporta-

tion; accompanied by Bertram D. Tallamy, Federal Highway

Administrator; and Francis C. Turner, Deputy Commissioner,

Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Commerce

4, 107

Additional information:
American Association of State Highway Officials:
Current official policy statement.-

32
Telegrams from various States...

46
American Automobile Association, relating to Federal-aid highways,
policies of..--

149
American Municipal Association, policy and objectives for 1958.
Causes for the increased cost reflected in this report, excerpt from

House Document 300.-
Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, letter, March 7, 1958,
with resolution...

140

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service:

Interest on investment in the 20 million acres, etc.

128

Statement by Edward P. Cliff

134

Table, national forest timber cut-

133

Department of Commerce:

Excise taxes on motor fuel and related automobile products in

trust and general fund, table.-
Sliding scale rates of Federal-aid participation in public-lands
States effective February 1, 1958, table--

111
Industrial Forestry Association, letter, February 21, 1958, with state-
ment and tables 1-11.,

142

National Crushed Limestone Institute, Inc., statement by Robert

M. Koch..

138

National Grange, letter, February 3, 1958, signed Herschel D. New-

som, director

138

Rothschild, Louis S., Under Secretary of Commerce for Transporta-
tion, letter, April 28, 1958_

7
Steelman, Julien, telegram, January 30, 1958..

106

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III

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1958

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1958

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS,

Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10:15 a. m., in room 1302, New House Office Building, Hon. George H. Fallon presiding.

Mr. FALLON. Members of the committee and our guests here today: This committee meeting was called today for the consideration of H. R. 9821. This is known as the regular Federal-Aid Highway Act. This bill is necessary to be enacted every 2 years. The bill that we are considering is identical to the bill that was passed in 1956 for the ABC roads, with the exception, of course, that the dates are changed and the amounts are changed.

(H. R. 9821 is as follows:)

[H. R. 9821, 85th Cong., 2d sess.] A BILL To amend and supplement the Federal-Aid Road Act approved July 11, 1916, to

authorize appropriations for continuing the construction of highways Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

SECTION 1. (a) (1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—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 $900,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960; and the sum of $925,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1961. The sums herein authorized for each fiscal year shall be available for expenditure as follows:

(A) 45 per centum for projects on the Federal-aid primary highway system. (B) 30 per centum for projects on the Federal-aid secondary highway system.

(C) 25 per centum for projects on extensions of these systems within urban areas.

(2) APPORTIONMENTS.—The sums authorized by this section 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).

(b) AVAILABILITY FOR EXPENDITURE.-Any sums apportioned to any State under 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 shall be deemed to have been expended if a sum equal to the total of the sums herein and heretofore apportioned to the State is covered by formal agreements with the Secretary of Commerce for construction, reconstruction, or improvement of specific projects as provided in this title and prior Acts: Provided further, That in the case of those sums heretofore, herein, or herafter 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, specifica

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