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March 9
1965 President Lyndon Johnson signs the $1.1 billion Appalachian Regional Development Act, creating the Appalachian Regional Commission and authorizing construction of the Appalachian Development Highway System and local access roads.
1974 The Governing Board of the National Research Council approves a replacement for the Highway Research Board: the Transportation Research Board.
1992 A 3-day U.S./Mexico Roundtable on Concessionary Transportation Infrastructure gets underway in Manzanillo, Mexico, to encourage cooperative enterprise. Administrator Thomas Larson heads a U.S. delegation of nearly 100 public and private sector officials.
"The converging economies of Mexico and the United States are both highway dependent for efficient and reliable transportation . . . . Given the job at hand, neither of us can afford to waste resources. We need to find new and innovative public and private partnerships."
Thomas D. Larson
Federal Highway Administrator
March 9, 1992
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