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August 12
1971 FHWA releases the initial list of obsolete bridges to be replaced under the Special Bridge Replacement Program created by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1970. The program provides a total of $250 million to pay the 75-percent Federal share to replace bridges on the Federal-aid systems. (See "Also in May" 1971.)
1984 The Summer Olympiad in Los Angeles ends, with widespread predictions of gridlock proven false. FHWA cooperated with the California DOT and other State and local officials as they developed and implemented an integrated plan of traffic management. The Olympic bus system was used extensively, with total ridership of 1,145,350. In fact, the only major congestion of the Olympics occurred on August 8 at the Rose Bowl when bus patronage was unusually low.
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