Resource: Southern California Roads

The Southern California Regional Rocks and Roads Page has a great deal of information to offer for those interested in Southern California highway history. Major highways such as former US 99 (Golden State Highway), US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway), and the Ridge Route are covered in great detail with online tours. Additional …

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Road’s Impact on the U.S. Economy and Way of Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h3zRRcVCVk Check out the recently posted webpage related to a poster presentation for the TRB history committee at the annual conference in January, Contributions and Crossroads: Our National Road Systems Impact on the U.S. Economy and Way of Life. It includes the final report, and an 8-minute mini-documentary. Soon to be posted will be an …

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SanFran Transit History: Not Simply Cable Cars

Check out historic photos that capture the evolution of the SF Muni bus. This on-line article from the San Francisco Chronicle presents 43 photos and a video of transit vehicles going back to 1912. "The earliest one dates from 1918, showing the first gasoline bus introduced by The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. It crossed Golden …

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In memoriam – William T. Coleman

Notes on the Death of a great Secretary and a great American, William T. Coleman by Alan Pisarski   This weekend many of us in the Committee were expecting a pleasant occasion in which to note the 50th anniversary of the US DOT.  Sadly, we learned that morning of the death of William T. Coleman …

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