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Federal Aid

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When Congress first passed legislation for federal aid ton highways in 1916, the maximum amount of aid was only $10,000, and since then, federal aid in the construction of highways has never been large. But in 1956, the Federal Aid Law, Title I authorized $125,000,000 in addition to $700,000,000 already available for 1957. Appropriations to states will be made based on state population, normal apportionment, and thereafter on estimates to Congress. In addition, the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 provided new taxes on gasoline, tires, trucks, and buses.