||At the Holiday Inn in Bellevue, WA, Administrator Norbert Tiemann addresses the 18th Joint State Right-of-Way Seminar. He states his theme by noting that some 2,500 years ago, the philosopher Heraclitus wrote, "All is flux, nothing stays still . . . nothing endures but change." Tiemann explains that, "The old days of roadbuilding, when the main concern of the engineers was to build a highway between two points in as straight a line as possible, are gone, and they will not return." After outlining changes in the program, he concludes by quoting Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart."|
"We must have a transportation system in which each of the modes--highways, railroads, airways, and waterways--play integral, interrelated parts. No longer can we think of the highway program as an independent endeavor; now we must always relate it to how it fits into the overall picture, how it meshes with the other transportation modes."
Federal Highway Administrator
July 26, 1973