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Federal Highway Administration

Following several predecessor organizations, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was created on October 15, 1966.

In 1893, the Office of Road Inquiry was founded. In 1905 that organization’s name was changed to the Office of Public Roads, which became a division of the United States Department of Agriculture.

The name was changed again to the Bureau of Public Roads in 1915 and to the Public Roads Administration in 1939. It was then shifted to the Federal Works Agency, which was abolished in 1949 when its name reverted to the Bureau of Public Roads under the Department of Commerce.

In 1966 the FHWA was created, and in 1967 the functions of the Bureau of Public Roads were transferred to FHWA.

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