Federal Aid Road Act of 1916

In 1916, the Federal Aid Road Act (also called the Bankhead-Shackleford Act and Good Roads Act) became the first US federal law to fund highways. This was due to the growing popularity of automobiles, particularly after the affordable Ford Model T was released in 1908, which led to a need for improved national roads. The act offered subsidies from the federal government to support road-building projects.

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