The Resource Governor's Highway Safety Committee

Governor's Highway Safety Committee

Label
Governor's Highway Safety Committee, 1963-1966
Title
Governor's Highway Safety Committee
Inclusive dates
1963-1966
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists of radio spot scripts, written to encourage safe driving
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Dept. of Transportation. (Search Virginia Dept. of Transportation as author).
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The State Highway Commission was reconstituted in 1922. The General Assembly passed an act on March 24, 1922, placing the State Highway System under the authority of the commission, which was headed by a chairman who appointed the state highway commissioner. The duties of the commissioner were transferred to the chairman of the State Highway Commission by an act of the General Assembly passed on March 21, 1924, and the office of commissioner was abolished. The state government reorganization act passed by the General Assembly on April 18, 1927, designated the chairman of the State Highway Commission as state highway commissioner and establishd the Dept. of Highways as a state agency. An act passed on April 7, 1974, changed the commission’s name to the State Highway and Transportation Commission and the department to the Dept. of Highways and Transportation, adding rail and public transportation to its jurisdiction. In 1985 the commission became the Virginia Highway and Transportation Board and in 1987 the board’s name was changed to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The is board is responsible for locating routes, letting construction contracts, creating traffic regulations, naming highways, gathering and tabulating information and statistics, entering into contracts with other states, and administering and allocating the Transportation Trust Fund. In the 1987 the board’s duties were expanded to include the additional responsibility of coordinating the planning for the financing of transportation needs, including the needs for highways, railways, seaports, airports and public transportation.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Governor's Highway Safety Committee
Link
Virginia.
Note
These records are part of the Dept. of Transportation record group (RG# 45)
Arrangement
Arranged Chronologically.
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
.35
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Department of Transportation.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Radio Spots
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001660599
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. ([1 box)

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