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ESTABLISH A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 3010

A BILL TO ESTABLISH A DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

JOHN L. MCCLELLAN, Arkansas, Chairman HENRY M. JACKSON, Washington

KARL E. MUNDT, South Dakota SAM J. ERVIN, JR., North Carolina

CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska

JACOB K. JAVITS, New York
EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

MILWARD L. SIMPSON, Wyoming
ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut
FRED R. HARRIS, Oklahoma
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, New York
LEE METCALF, Montana
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico

JAMES R. CALLOWAY, Chief Clerk and Staf Director

ANN M. GRICKIS, A88istant Chief Clerk
GLENN K. SHRIVER, Professional Staff Member
Eli E. NOBLEMAN, Professional Staff Member

W. E. O'BRIEN, Professional Staf Member
CHARLES M. RYAN, Professional Staff Member

ARTHUR A. SHARP, Staj Editor

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Opening statement of the chairman..

S. 3010, a bill to establish a Department of Transportation, and for other

purposes.

Message from the President of the United States transmitting the pro-

posal to the Congress-

Staff memo No. 89-2-11, dated March 25, 1966.

WITNESSES

March 29, 1966

Hon. Warren G. Magnuson, U.S. Senator from the State of Washington.

Hon. Charles Schultze, Director, Bureau of the Budget.

Hon. John T. Connor, Secretary of Commerce-

Hon. Alan S. Boyd, Under Secretary for Transportation, Department of

Commerce.

Maj. Gen. R. G. MacDowell, Acting Chief of Engineers, Office of the

Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army-

March 30, 1966

Hon. Charles M. Haar, Assistant Secretary for Metropolitan Develop-

ment, Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Charles E. Shumate, president, and A. E. Johnson, executive secretary,
American Association of State Highway Officials -

APPENDIX
Exhibit 1. Principal transportation proposals.-
EXHIBIT 2. Analysis of section 7:

The use of standards and criteria in the formulation and evaluation of

Federal transportation investments -
The use of standards and criteria in the formulation and evaluation of

Federal water resources development projects -
Exhibit 3. Steps leading up to authorization of a waterway project

(chart).

Exhibit 4. Department of Transportation (briefing book):

1. Objectives of transportation reorganization proposals...

2. Establishments of executive departments..

3. Formation of recent Cabinet offices.

4. Section-by-section summary of the bill

5. Technical addendum to section-by-section summary

6. The Department of Transportation (agencies and functions trans-

ferred in the bill)..-

7. Agencies included and excluded.

8. General transfers of authority to Department heads-

9. Summaries of all elements transferred to the new Department.

(a) Under Secretary of Commerce for Transportation -

(6) Bureau of Public Roads.

(c) Maritime Administration.-

(d) St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation..

(e) Great Lakes Pilotage Association..

(f) Federal Aviation Agency--

(9) U.S. Coast Guard..

(h) The Alaska Railroad.

(1) Bureau of Safety (CAB) -

(j) Motor, rail, and pipeline safety, car service (ICC).

(k) Corps of Engineers (certain functions) -

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