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June 21
1991 President George Bush addresses AASHTO in the White House's Rose Garden on the surface transportation legislation pending in the Congress (ISTEA). "No transportation partnership," he says, "has endured so long or accomplished as much as the one between the federal government and AASHTO." He also refers to the challenge he issued to Congress during his State of the Union Address to enact the transportation bill within 100 days. The Senate had acted, but not the House. "A challenge of 100 days became an occasion for 100 different delays and 101 excuses for inaction."
"Let's Get There" is the theme as President George Bush welcomes AASHTO to the Rose Garden at the White House. From left to right: DOT Secretary Samuel K. Skinner, AASHTO President Hal Rives, President Bush, Executive Director Ray Chamberlain of the Colorado Department of Transportation, and AASHTO Executive Director Francis Francois.
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