|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."