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February 3
1963 The United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Less Developed Areas opens in Geneva, Switzerland, February 3-20. One of the participants is Administrator Rex Whitton, who delivers a paper on "Highway Planning and Programming in the Economy." He summarizes the observations of BPR engineers who have seen how the improved roads they helped build in five countries (Jordan, Mexico, The Philippines, Turkey, and Uganda) expedite social, political, and economic growth.
"Transportation systems for persons and goods determine to a large extent the physical development, functioning, and attractiveness of an area."
Rex Whitton
Federal Highway Administrator
February 3, 1963
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