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Lyndon Baines Johnson signing the DOT Act

[T]he Act which I sign today is the most important transportation legislation of our lifetime ... It is one of the essential building blocks in our preparation for the future ... Transportation has truly emerged as a significant part of our national life. As a basic force in our society, its progress must be accelerated so that the quality of our life can be improved.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, signing the DOT Act, October 15, 1966. (photo courtesy of the LBJ Library)

 


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