AASHTO celebrates its 100th Anniversary- A Century of Achievement

The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  The organization which supports the activities of state highway officials is commemorating this occasion with the publication of a newsletter that highlights the many changes that have occurred within the transportation area during the past century.  The newsletter is published the third week…

This Day in History: Johnson Signs Highway Beautification Act

Nearly 50 years ago, President Johnson signed into law the Highway Beautification Act (October 22, 1965). The bill limited the placement of billboards, roadside advertising, junkyards and other unsightly features along the interstate highway system.  This bill was important because of its declaration that nature was important even within the narrow strips along the highways, this…