Interstate highways gave America its “golden age” of automobile travel.
We trace the jet age to 1958, but there was an equally transformative date in the
1950s that bears upon our industry: 1956, the year Congress enacted the Federal
Aid-Highway Act, which financed and spurred the development of the Interstate
The interstates are generally credited with giving America a “golden age” of au-
tomobile travel. The gold may be a little tarnished today, but
See SURFACE TRAVEL on Page 56