||In a signing ceremony attended by Commissioner F. V. du Pont, President Dwight D. Eisenhower uses seven pens to sign the Federal-Aid Highway Act authorizing $175 million a year for Interstate construction (FYs 1956-1957) at a Federal-State matching share of 60-40. The act also authorizes the Secondary Road Plan to reduce Federal reviews on FAS projects.|
|President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1954-
The White House ceremony is attended by Members of Congress who were
instrumental in passage of the measure. From left to right: Senator William F.
Knowland (CA), Senate Majority Leader; Representative George A. Dondero
(MI), Chairman, House Public Works Committee; Representative Clifford Davis
(TN), member, House Public Works Committee; Senator Francis Case (SD),
Chairman, Senate Subcommittee on Roads; Representative Homer D. Angell
(OR), member, House Public Works Committee; Senator Edward Martin (PA),
Chairman, Senate Public Works Committee; Representative J. Harry McGregor
(OH) Chairman, House Subcommittee on Roads; and Representative George H.
Fallon (MD), ranking minority member, House Subcommittee on Roads.