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Title: Welcome to the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission


1
Welcome to the 40th Anniversary celebration of
theNorthern Virginia Transportation Commission
2
The 1960s
3
1964 Demographics
Fact 1964 Price 2004 Price
Bus Fare 0.20 1.20
Cost of a bus 58,300 375,000
US GDP (1998 dollars) 663 billion 10.9 trillion
Federal spending 118.53 billion 2.1 trillion
Federal debt 316.1 billion 7 trillion
Unemployment 5.7 5.6
Cost of a first-class stamp 0.05 0.37
Population 191.8 million 292.6 million
Average Salary 4,743 21,587
Minimum Wage 1.00 5.15
4
Some more facts from1964
  • Lyndon B. Johnson was President
  • The Capital Beltway was completed in August of
    1964
  • President Lyndon Johnson signs the Urban Mass
    Transportation Act of 1964 that provides 375
    million in transit capital assistance over three
    years.

5
NVTC in the 1960s
  • Transportation District Act defines powers of
    NVTC
  • First Commission meeting held September 1, 1964
  • Gordon Thompson becomes first Executive Secretary
  • WMATA compact goes into effect (1967)
  • Jason Edwards becomes next Executive Secretary
    (1968)

6
Chairmen in the 1960s
  • Fred Babson
  • Lee Rhoads

7
The 1970s
8
The 1970s
  • War in Vietnam raged on (early 1970s)
  • 26th Amendment passed making the voting age 18
    instead of 21 (1971)
  • Disney World opened (1971)
  • MASH TV series began (1972)
  • Federal Express was created (1972)
  • Oil embargo and first major U.S. Fuel crisis
    causes gas prices to soar (1973)
  • VCRs are introduced to the home market (1974)
  • Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act, which
    called for the voluntary switch to the Metric
    System, but it had little effect. (1974)

9
The 1970s
  • Military Academies admit their first female
    students (1976)
  • 200th anniversary of the Declaration of
    Independence is celebrated (1976)
  • Apple computer was started in a California garage
    by Steve Jobs with 1500. (1976)
  • Nuclear non-proliferation treaty signed by 15
    countries including the US and USSR (1977)
  • Elvis Dies (1977)
  • Garfield cartoon makes debut (1978)
  • Camp David Peace Accords meetings begin between
    Israel and Egypt (1978)
  • Nuclear accident on Three Mile Island (1979)
  • Post It notes invented (1979)

10
NVTC in the 1970s
  • Urban Mass Transit Administration awards NVTC a
    grant for the demonstration of an exclusive bus
    lane on Shirley Highway (I-395)
  • First Transportation Day held June 17, 1971
  • NVTC awarded 35 million of state highway funds
    for Metrorail construction
  • Irvin McNayr becomes Executive Director (1974)

11
Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 1970s
  • John Purdy
  • Beverly Beidler
  • Marie Travesky
  • Joe Alexander
  • Rufus Phillips
  • Everard Munsey
  • Alan Magazine

12
The 1980s
13
The 1980s
  • CNN is launched as the first all news network
    (1980)
  • The Columbia space shuttle Americas first
    reusable spacecraft was launched (1981)
  • Sandra Day OConnor appointed as the first female
    Supreme Court justice (1981)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial unveiled (1982)
  • Geraldine Ferraro was the first female
    presidential candidate Jesse Jackson was the
    first African-American presidential candidate
    (1983)
  • The final episode of MASH airs, advertising
    cost more than during the Super Bowl that year,
    and surpassing the record Dallas set for most
    viewers. (1983)
  • Compact Discs are first released (1983)

14
The 1980s
  • Leaded gas is officially banned in the US (1985)
  • Columbia space shuttle explodes (1986)
  • America celebrates national holiday Dr. Martin
    Luther King Jr. day for the first time. (1986)
  • Black Monday - Stock market drops 22 on October
    19th. (1987)
  • World Population reaches 5 billion (1987)
  • Human Genome Project funded (1988)
  • CDs outsell vinyl for the first time ever (1988)
  • The Berlin Wall came tumbling down (1989)

15
NVTC in the 1980s
  • Dave Erion becomes Executive Director (1980)
  • Developed marketing plan for Dulles Flyer
  • NVTC Handbook produced for first time in 1984
  • VRE master agreement signed
  • Sponsored first Commuter Rail Conference of APTA.
  • Rick Taube becomes Executive Director (1984)

16
Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 1980s
  • Robert Calhoun
  • James Scott
  • Carol DeLong
  • Ellen Bozman
  • Charles Beatley, Jr.
  • Tom Davis
  • John Milliken
  • Jim Moran
  • Lilla Richards

17
The 1990s
18
The 1990s
  • Smoking on domestic flights banned (1990)
  • Hubble space telescope is launched into orbit
    (1990)
  • Iraq invades Kuwait (1990)
  • Clean Air Act is passed (1990)
  • Iraq invaded by UN (1991)
  • Hurricane Andrew hits Florida (1992)
  • L.A. riots kicked off by acquittal of police
    officers for Rodney King beating (1992)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement ratified and
    eliminated trade tariffs between Mexico, the US,
    and Canada.
  • Women serve in combat roles for the first time
    (1993)

19
The 1990s
  • Chunnel opens, bridging England and France. The
    tunnel now allows passengers to travel between
    the two countries in 35 minutes. (1994)
  • Oklahoma City bombing. (1995)
  • The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski arrested in Montana.
    (1996)
  • Scientists cloned Dolly the sheep at the Roslin
    Institute in Scotland. (1997)
  • John Glenn returns to space --Senator John Glenn,
    77, returned to space onboard the space shuttle
    Discovery. He became the oldest person to ever be
    in space. (1998)
  • Y2K Scare-- Y2K hype gets everyone paranoid that
    the end of the world is near. Billions of dollars
    are spent world-wide on Y2K upgrade on computer
    software. (1999)

20
NVTC in the 1990s
  • Loudoun County joins commission.
  • VRE launches service.
  • Awarded APTAs Outstanding Government Agency
    award.
  • Received 700,000 to initiate regional SmarTrip
    card fare integration.
  • Initiated management of Code Red Ozone Action
    Days and free bus fares for bus systems in NoVA
    on these days.
  • Established new NVTC website.

21
Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 1990s
  • John Milliken
  • Kate Hanley
  • John Mason
  • Patsy Ticer
  • Mary Margaret Whipple
  • Sharon Bulova
  • Kerry Donley
  • Al Eisenberg
  • Dana Kauffman

22
2000 Beyond
23
2000 and beyond
  • Cell phones are de rigueur
  • Handheld computers go mainstream
  • Tiger Woods wins all four major golf titles
  • Concorde crashes ultimately ending its presence
    in the airline industry. (2000)
  • September 11, 2001 -- Pentagon attacked by
    terrorists and World Trade Center in New York is
    destroyed
  • US attacks Afghanistan and ultimately invades
    Iraq.

24
NVTC in 2000 and beyond
  • Conducts Transit Education Days in Richmond
  • 5 million is given to NVTC to purchase and
    install SmarTrip fareboxes
  • Implements Falls Church Bus GEORGE
  • VRE ridership surges to record levels and
    continues to grow to more than 15,000 riders
    daily

25
NVTC 2000 and beyond
  • Marks the milestone of its 40th anniversary in
    2004!

26
Chairmen and Chairwomen in the 2000s
  • David F. Snyder
  • Chris Zimmerman
  • Elaine McConnell
  • William D. Euille

27
Thank you for your continued support and
dedication to NVTC!
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