Moving Washington Timeline: The First Century of the Washington State Department of Trasnportation 1905-2005

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From wagon trails to interstate highways, this book retraces how the leaders and employees of the Washington State Department of Transportation and their predecessors helped to shape Washington's transportation system during a century of technological revolution and dramatic transformation of its communities and landscapes. Washington's transportation system includes one of the nation's finest road networks, an internationally renowned ferry system, passenger and freight rail, statewide airports, bicycle and ...

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Overview

From wagon trails to interstate highways, this book retraces how the leaders and employees of the Washington State Department of Transportation and their predecessors helped to shape Washington's transportation system during a century of technological revolution and dramatic transformation of its communities and landscapes. Washington's transportation system includes one of the nation's finest road networks, an internationally renowned ferry system, passenger and freight rail, statewide airports, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and a myriad of other programs. Walt Crowley is the author of more than a dozen books on Northwest history and is director of HistoryLink.org, the free, nonprofit encyclopedia of state and local history in Washington. Kit Oldham is a staff historian for HistoryLink and a lawyer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295985619
  • Publisher: HistoryLink and Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Transportation before statehood 6
1889-1920 : on the road 16
1921-1940 : first gear 32
1941-1960 : stop and go 50
1961-1977 : pedal to the metal 70
1978-2000 : changing course 90
A new century : 2001 and beyond 108
App. 1 Washington State Transportation Commission and WSDOT Executive Management Team, 2005
App. 2 WSDOT Centennial Planning Steering Committee, 2004-2005
App. 3 Washington state's transportation chief executive, 1905-2005
App. 4 Members of the Washington State Highway Commission, 1951-1977, and Washington State Transportation Commission, 1977-2005
App. 5 Washington state transportation employees killed on duty, 1950-2005
App. 6 Selected departmental and project awards
App. 7 Blue Ribbon Commission on transportation recommendations, 2000
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