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Materials filed under the subject file category TN (Transportation) pertain to passenger and freight transportation by rail, highway or water; and to services including stevedoring, warehousing, and pipe-line transportation. Excepted are materials on air freight and civil air transportation, which are filed under CA (Civil Aviation); foreign travel, filed under FO (Foreign Affairs); inland waterways, canals, dams, channels and projects, filed under NR (Natural Resources); military transportation, filed under ND (National Defense); and travel regulations for government employees, filed under PE (Personnel Management).

Among the principal correspondents in the Transportation files are the President; presidential assistants and advisors, including among others, John D. Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, Kenneth Cole, and Egil Krogh; Department of Transportation executives including consecutive Secretaries John Volpe and Claude Brinegar, and Undersecretary James Beggs. Other correspondents include members of the public.

The terms Executive and General used before the two character subject file code and all subdivisions thereunder derive from the source of the materials. Items designated as Executive are communications among executives of foreign, national, state and local governments, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated as General are communications between government officials and citizens, institutions, and other private interests. The topics filed under each category are generally similar.

The types of materials found in the subject files include original incoming letters and memoranda; carbon and electrostatic copies of outgoing letters and memoranda; transmittal letters and memoranda for correspondence, reports and other items; telegrams, cables and teletype communications; printed materials such as reports, brochures, and magazine reprints; preservation copies of newspaper and magazine clippings; cross reference sheets; and withdrawal sheets for materials either transferred as audiovisual or museum items or restricted for national security or privacy reasons.

Some related materials are in the following subject categories:

BE Business-Economics
CA Civil Aviation
CO Countries
FG 6-1 Bureau of the Budget
FG 6-3 Council of Economic Advisers
FG 6-11-1/Flanigan, Peter Flanigan, Peter
FG 6-11-1/Krogh, Egil Krogh, Egil
FG 6-15 Domestic Council
FG 21 Department of Commerce
FG 25 Department of Transportation
HL Highways
JL Judicial-Legal Matters
LA Labor-Management Relations
LE Legislation
ST States-Territories
TA Trade

TN TRANSPORTATION

Included among the topics in this file are national transportation policy; special revenue sharing for transportation; regulation and deregulation of transportation industry; legislation, such as the Urban Mass Transit Act, and the Emergency Public Interest Protection Act of 1970; railroad and trucking strikes; and transportation industry productivity.

TN 1 HIGHWYAS

Some of the topics in this file are legislation concerning the size and weight of trucks and buses; the Highway Trust Fund; fuel shortages; speed limits; and minimum age requirements for the operation of farm vehicles.

TN 2 INTERURBAN TRANSPORTATION

This file concerns research, funding and legislation pertaining to mass transportation; the District of Columbia metro and freeway system; rapid transit service to National Airport; and public transportation provisions for the handicapped.

TN 3 PIPE-LINES

Matters pertaining to the trans-Alaska pipe-line are the subject of this file. Topics include Canadian alternatives to the Alaskan pipe-line; pipe-line environmental impact; pipe-line safety; pipe-line legislation; national security implications of the pipe-line; and mineral leasing.

TN 4 RAILROADS

Topics include rail transportation policy; railroad legislation; railroad deregulation; the financial condition of various railroad companies; rail service between the United States and Mexico; railroad routes; safety and passenger-service standards; railroad retirement increases; and freight car shortages.

TN 5 RATES

This file concerns amendments to Interstate Commerce Commission freight rates; railroad, trucking and marine industry shipping rates; passenger rates; and the effect of shipping rates on various industries.

TN 6 WAREHOUSING

This file is empty except for a few cross reference sheets.

TN 7 WATER

This subheading includes the merchant marine as a subject and also concerns flags of necessity, ship registration, maritime shipbuilding and inspection.

Among the topics in the file are the U.S.-U.S.S.R. maritime agreement; an amendment to the Merchant Marine Act; the White House Working Group on Maritime Policy; national security issues related to U.S. flag shipping; international conventions on maritime matters; the rehabilitation of and public support for the U.S. merchant marine and flag passenger ships; meetings with maritime industry and labor leaders; nuclear powered tankers; Great Lakes shipping; inland waterways transportation industry; U.S. shipbuilding; U.S. ports and superports; U.S. port preference for Soviet trade; cargo preference legislation; rail cargo contracts; and the marine cargo container industry.

Folder Title List

Box 1

EX TN Transportation Beginning-10/1/1970
EX TN Transportation 10/2/1970
EX TN Transportation 10/3/1970-12/31/1970
EX TN Transportation 1/1/1971- [1 of 3]
EX TN Transportation 1/1/1971- [2 of 3]
EX TN Transportation 1/1/1971- [3 of 3]
EX TN Transportation 1/1/1973- [1 of 2]

Box 2

EX TN Transportation 1/1/1973- [2 of 2]
GEN TN Transportation [2/11/1969-12/15/1970]
GEN TN Transportation 1/1/1971-12/31/1971
GEN TN Transportation 1/1/1972-9/30/1972
GEN TN Transportation 10/1/1972-
GEN TN Transportation 1/1/1973-
EX TN 1 Highways [4/8/1969-5/7/1970]
EX TN 1 Highways 1/1/1971-
EX TN 1 Highways 1/1/1973-
GEN TN 1 Highways Beginning-12/31/1969

Box 3

GEN TN 1 Highways 1/1/1970-12/31/1970
GEN TN 1 Highways 1/1/1971-
GEN TN 1 Highways 1/1/1973-
EX TN 1-1 Motor Pool [3/25/1969-11/23/1970}
EX TN 1-1 Motor Pool 1/1/1971-
EX TN 1-1 Motor Pool 1/1/1973-
GEN TN 1-1 Motor Pool [9/9/1969-11/9/1970]
GEN TN 1-1 Motor Pool 1/1/1971-
GEN TN 1-1 Motor Pool 1/1/1973-
EX TN 2 Interurban Transportation Beginning-3/31/1970
EX TN 2 Interurban Transportation 4/1/1970-12/31/1970
EX TN 2 Interurban Transportation 1/1/1971- [1 of 2]
EX TN 2 Interurban Transportation 1/1/1971- [2 of 2]
EX TN 2 Interurban Transportation 1/1/1973-

Box 4

GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation Beginning-6/30/1969
GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation 7/1/1969-8/31/1969
GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation 9/1/1969-12/31/1969
GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation 1/1/1970-6/30/1970
GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation 7/1/1970-
GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation 1/1/1971-
GEN TN 2 Interurban Transportation 1/1/1973-
EX TN 2-1 Metropolitan D.C. Subway System [6/25/1969-12/17/1970]
EX TN 2-1 Metropolitan D.C. Subway System 1/1/1971-
EX TN 2-1 Metropolitan D.C. Subway System 1/1/1973-
GEN TN 2-1 Metropolitan D.C. Subway System [7/10/1969-12/29/1970]

Box 5

GEN TN 2-1 Metropolitan D.C. Subway System 1/1/1971-
GEN TN 2-1 Metropolitan D.C. Subway System 1/1/1973-
EX TN 3 Pipe Lines [6/9/1969-12/11/1970]
EX TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1971-
EX TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1973- [1 of 2]
EX TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1973- [2 of 2]
GEN TN 3 Pipe Lines [3/10/1969-11/23/1970]
GEN TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1971- [1 of 3]
GEN TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1971- [2 of 3]

Box 6

GEN TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1971- [3 of 3]
GEN TN 3 Pipe Lines 1/1/1973-
EX TN 4 Railroads Beginning-4/30/1970
EX TN 4 Railroads 5/1/1970-11/5/1970
EX TN 4 Railroads 11/6/1970 Beginning
EX TN 4 Railroads 11/6/1970 End
EX TN 4 Railroads 11/7/1970-12/31/1970
EX TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1971-3/31/1971
EX TN 4 Railroads 4/1/1971-7/29/1971

Box 7

EX TN 4 Railroads 7/30/1971- [1 of 3]
EX TN 4 Railroads 7/30/1971- [2 of 3]
EX TN 4 Railroads 7/30/1971- [3 of 3]
EX TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1973- [1 of 2]
EX TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1973- [2 of 2]
GEN TN 4 Railroads Beginning-12/31/1969
GEN TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1971-12/31/1970

Box 8

GEN TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1971- [1 of 2]
GEN TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1971- [2 of 2]
GEN TN 4 Railroads 1/1/1973-
EX TN 5 Rates [6/20/1969-12/9/1970]
EX TN 5 Rates 1/1/1971-
EX TN 5 Rates 1/1/1973-
GEN TN 5 Rates [9/9/1969-12/9/1970]
GEN TN 5 Rates 1/1/1971-
GEN TN 5 Rates 1/1/1973-
EX TN 6 Warehousing [7/2/1970]
EX TN 6 Warehousing 1/1/1971-[Empty]
EX TN 6 Warehousing 1/1/1973-
GEN TN 6 Warehousing [2/7/1969-6/25/1969]
GEN TN 6 Warehousing 1/1/1971-[Empty]
GEN TN 6 Warehousing 1/1/1973-[Empty]

Box 9

EX TN 7 Water Beginning-12/31/1969
EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1970-7/31/1970
EX TN 7 Water 8/1/1970-12/31/1970
EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1971- [1 of 4]
GEN TN 7 Water 1/1/1971- [2 of 4]

Box 10

EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1971- [3 of 4]
EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1971- [4 of 4]
EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1973- [1 of 3]
EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1973- [2 of 3]
EX TN 7 Water 1/1/1973- [3 of 3]
GEN TN 7 Water Beginning-6/30/1969
GEN TN 7 Water 7/1/1969-12/31/1969

Box 11

GEN TN 7 Water 1/1/1970-3/31/1970
GEN TN 7 Water 4/1/1970-7/31/1970
GEN TN 7 Water 8/1/1970-12/31/1970
GEN TN 7 Water 1/1/1971-12/31/1971
GEN TN 7 Water 1/1/1972-7/31/1972
GEN TN 7 Water 8/1/1972-
GEN TN 7 Water 1/1/1973

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