ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1975
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(Studio) Admin. proposes changes in highway trust fund.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [FORD - recommends consolidation of 30 grant programs in 4 areas for federal funds. Will complete interstate system and have funds for urban and rural highway programs and safety and beautification plan.] 5 govs. there approve plan. Of 4-cent/gal. federal gasoline tax, 1 cent to go for state's purposes; 2 cents to go for general treasury and be earmarked for state projects; 1 cent to go for interstates. Congress opposition predicted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(NYC) 85% of interstates finished. Admin. to focus on finishing rural sections before urban. Rural population that want interstate finished and city pop. for mass transit may support plan.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz
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