Plan Proposes Fix for Interstate Highway System

Interstate Highway System
Peter Beeler
Traffic Thursday on Interstate 80 in the East Bay.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released new report Thursday: “Renewing the National Commitment to the Interstate Highway System: A Foundation for the Future.”

It outlines plans to fix highway interstates around the country, relying on federal gas taxes and local tolls to do the heavy financial lifting.

The interstate system was developed during the Dwight D. Eisenhower era more than 60 years ago.

The topic is summarized nicely here in a video featuring Norman Augustine and Norman Mineta.  It wasn't all Normans who worked on the report, Steve Heminger, executive director of MTC also participated, among others.  




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