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ITE Presidents -1950s

September 25, 1950 - ITE Board of Direction
forms first "Technical Council"
The Board of the Institute of Traffic Engineers directed the formation of a "Technical Council"
to make recommendations to them on technical matters. The Technical Council organization
consisted of six technical committees, each with their own set of subcommittees and projects.

1950 Edition of ITE Traffic Engineering Handbook
Charles W. Prisk
1955-1956

ITE published a 1950 edition of the Traffic Engineering Handbook (the first edition appeared in
1941). For more than 70 years, ITE has continued to publish the Traffic Engineering Handbook.
Now in its seventh edition, the manual has maintained its reputation as the go-to source of
essential traffic engineering solutions.

J. Carl McMonagle
1956-1957

ITE

Joseph E. Havenner
1957-1958

AASHO Road Test - January 1, 1955
The Bureau of Public Roads endorses the American Association of State Highway Officials
(AASHO) Road Test. The test, a $27 million USD investment, studies the performance of highway pavement structures of known thickness under moving loads.

Federal Aid Highway Act - June 29, 1956
Matthew C. Sielski
1958-1959

President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, authorizing $25 billion USD for the
construction of 41,000 miles (66,000 kilometers) of the Interstate Highway System.

ITE Headquarters Relocates to Washington, DC - 1956
ITE moves its headquarters from Strathcona Hall at Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA to
2029 K Street NW, Washington, DC, USA. itej
1) The history of transportation in the United States was compiled with assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation's "History
of Transportation" webpage, https://www.transportation.gov/50/timeline. 2) Robinson, Carlton C.; Goodman, Leon; Brahms, Thomas W.;
Pline, James C.; Dondaville, Laurence A.; Pisarski, Alan E. Pioneers of Transportation, February 1, 2011, Institute of Transportation Engineers.
(Accessed February 26, 2020). https://www.ite.org/pub/?id=5AFE0861-FEF3-C067-77A8-22F9A311AF16. 3) Information on the history
of the MUTCD was gathered from ITE Journal articles written by H. Gene Hawkins, Ph.D., P.E. (F) between 1991-1994. He maintains a
website on the history of the MUTCD. For more information visit https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/ghawkins/MUTCD-History.htm.

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