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A Look at the History of the Federal Highway Administration

Names of the Nation's Highway Agency - 1893 to the Present

ORIOffice of Road Inquiry (1893-1898)
OPRIOffice of Public Road Inquiries (1899-1905)
OPROffice of Public Roads (1905-1915)
OPRREOffice of Public Roads and Rural Engineering (1915-1918)
BPRBureau of Public Roads (1918-1939 & 1949-1967)
PRAPublic Roads Administration (1939-1949)
FHWAFederal Highway Administration (April 1, 1967-)

Other Abbreviations & Acronyms Found in the Text:

AAAAmerican Automobile Association
AASHOAmerican Association of State Highway Officials
AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ARBAAmerican Road Builders' Association
ARTBAAmerican Road and Transportation Builders' Association
ARMAAmerican Road Makers' Association
BMCSBureau of Motor Carrier Safety
DOTDepartment of Transportation
EEOEqual Employment Opportunity
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
FAPFederal-aid primary
FASFederal-aid secondary
FAUFederal-aid urban
FRAFederal Railroad Administration
FTAFederal Transit Administration
ICCInterstate Commerce Commission
ISTEAIntermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
IRFInternational Road Federation
IVHSIntelligent Vehicle Highway Systems
HRBHighway Research Board
MUTCDManual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
NHTSANational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NEPANational Environmental Policy Act of 1969
PIARCPermanent International Association of Road Congresses
PPMPolicy and Procedure Memorandum
PS&EPlans, Specifications, and Estimates
TRBTransportation Research Board
UMTAUrban Mass Transportation Administration
3RResurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating

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