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[74 Stat. 537]
[74 Stat. 537]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

74

STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW 86-669-JULY 14, 1960

537

Public Law 86-669 AN ACT To aid in the development of a coordinated system of transportation for the National Capital region; to create a temporary National Capital Transportation Agency; to authorize negotiation to create an interstate agency; and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives United States of America in Congress assembled,

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TITLE I — S H O R TITLE, STATEMENT OF F I N D I N G S AND P O L I C Y; A N D DEFINITIONS SHORT TITLE

SEC. 101. This Act may be cited as the "National Capital Transportation Act of 1960". STATEMENT OF FINDINGS AND POLICY

SEC. 102. The Congress finds that an improved transportation system for the National Capital region (1) is essential for the continued and effective performance of the functions of the Government of the United States, for the welfare of the District of Columbia, for the orderly growth and development of the National Capital region, and for the preservation of the beauty and dignity of the Nation's Capital; (2) requires the planning on a regional basis of a unified system of freeways, parkways, express transit service on exclusive rights-of-way, and other major transportation facilities; (3) requires cooperation among the Federal, State, and local governments of the region and public carriers in the development and administration of major transportation facilities; (4) requires financial participation by the Federal Government in the creation of certain major transportation facilities that are beyond the financial capacity or borrowing power of the public carriers, the District of Columbia, and the local governments of the region; and (5) requires coordination of transportation facilities with other public facilities and with the use of land, public and private. The Congress therefore declares that it is the continuing poHcy and responsibility of the Federal Government, in cooperation with the State and local governments of the National Capital region, and making full use of private enterprise whenever appropriate, to encourage and aid in the planning and development of a unified and coordinated transportation system for the National Capital region. DEFINITIONS

SEC. 103. When used in this Act— (a) "National Capital region" means the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in the State of Maryland, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and all other cities now or hereafter existing in Maryland or Virginia within the geographic area bounded by the outer boundaries of the combined area of said counties and cities.

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