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Looking Back:
Transportation through the Decades
In celebration of ITE's 90th
anniversary, throughout
2020 ITE Journal will feature
a monthly snapshot of the

1950s

The 1950s saw the authorization of a multibillion-dollar package for an interstate highway system
in the United States, the largest public works project in America at that time. As the road system
grew, freight trucking presented competition for railroads-by the early 1950s, trucks carried 17
percent of all freight ton-miles (today, truck freight accounts for more than 57 percent).1

transportation industry by
decade, beginning with the
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turn of the 20th century
through present day. These are
the technologies, events, and
key players that transformed
transportation to bring us
where we are today.
Major Deegan expressway outside New York City, NY, USA had six lanes to accommodate
increasing suburban commuter traffic in 1957.

Highway Capacity Manual - January 1, 1950

Library of Congress

The first edition of the Highway Capacity Manual is published by the Bureau of Public Roads.

National system of interstate and defense highways as of June 1958.
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