BPR conducts a slab stress test on the Camp Humphreys
concrete road to Alexandria, VA, with a loaded truck
(5,000 pounds front, 17,000 pounds rear axle).
Bertram D. Tallamy takes office as the second Federal
Highway Administrator (and first confirmed by the
|Associates present plaque to retiring Federal Highway Administrator John A.
Volpe. From left to right: Francis C. Turner, Clifton W. Enfield, George M.
Williams, Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks, James C. Allen, John A.
Volpe, Arthur C. Clark, Edward H. Ted Holmes, and Charles D. Curtiss.|
The Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act
authorizes the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project for
upgrading Amtrak's main line to accommodate high-speed
rail service between Washington, DC, and Boston, MA, via
New York City. The project is managed by the FRA, but
about 30 FHWA engineers, under David S. Gedney, provide
the engineering expertise.