On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a new book captures the essence of America’s transportation history since 1914. It provides snapshots, milestones, stories, and photographs that catalogue the events, advancements, decisions, people, and partnerships that shaped and influenced this century of transportation achievement. It is a pretty amazing story. Transportation is at the core of American life. It has influenced the geography and economy of the country. The availability of transportation from waterways to railroads to highways and airports has defined where and how population centers grew, business and industry developed, and people stayed connected with each other. America’s transportation system evolved to meet the expanding mobility needs of an increasingly widespread population – buses, trains, airplanes, rapid transit, highways, higher-speed railroads, and more. Slowly, roads began to catch up with the itch to keep moving.
~ Thanks to Alan Pisarski for this post