AASHTO 2018 Today in Transportation Calendar

The United States has been shaped, strengthened, and sustained by various means of mobility on land, at sea, and in the air. In highlighting that vital legacy, this calendar provides a day-by-day chronicle of key events and individuals, record-setting developments, and many other noteworthy milestones in transportation. This calendar  is for anyone with an interest…

Call for papers – – – RAILWAYS IN FIRST WORLD WAR

RAILWAYS IN FIRST WORLD WAR 8th International Conference on Railway-history organized by the International Railway History Association / Association Internationale d’Histoire des Chemins de Fer / Asociación Internacional de Historia Ferroviaria and supported by · UIC / International Union of Railways · Service historique de la Défense (France) · SNCF / French National Railways (France)…

Driving Modernity: Technology, Experts, Politics and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943

Massimo Moraglio’s Driving Modernity : Technology, Experts, Politics and Fascist Motorways, 1922-1943 is a great read on the history of Italy’s Autostrade network and the relationship between fascists, technology and highways. Great news, the book is now available online for free Bergham Books. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/downloads/OpenAccess/MoraglioDriving/9781785334726_OA.pdf

Founding the NHS – Resources

Eno has posted the transcripts from Clay Committee meetings October 7 and 8, 1954. The President’s Advisory Committee (often referred to as the “Clay Committee” for its chairman, General Lucius Clay) on a National Highway Program was set up to provide President Eisenhower with a plan to finance the proposed Interstate Highway System. Go to…

New Book: Forging the Bee Line Railroad

Arthur Andrew Olson III has written a new book – Forging the “Bee Line” Railroad, 1848–1889: The Rise and Fall of Hoosier Partisans and the Cleveland Clique John Howard Brown reviews the book for the Economic History Association. An excerpt: The author presents this convoluted history adequately, although greater organizational clarity would have been a boon.…