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Old 03-16-2009, 05:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TestDrive View Post
Phil, would you please post the document or at least give us the title so we can hunt for it on line?

Thanks a bunch.
TestDrive,I was actually able to locate the papers.

The appetizer comes from Texas Department of Transportation"news",January 5,1993,page 30.The article in entitled:"Synchronized lights save Texans money and time."I received my copy from Alan King,Public Information Officer,TXDOT,Dewitt C. Greer State Highway Bldg.,125 E. 11th Street,Austin,TX 78701-2483,PH (512) 463-8585.

The project was part of SUBCHAPTER E. COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM, 2305.076 Traffic Light Synchronization Program,under Oil Overcharge Restitutionary Act,Texas 1993,73rd Legislature,chapter 268,---- effective Sept. 1, 1993.

The program was funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy with funds from fines to 21 oil companies who violated the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.Violations occurred from 1973 to 1981.The U.S.Congress' Warner Amendment stipulated that the monies be used in energy-related programs.

I presume that all 50 states received money although my documents only infer that the whole country was involved in the reimbursement.

Some of my remarks and quanta are based on articles from AUTOWEEK,Ward's Auto World,Prevention Magazine,CAR and DRIVER,OMNI Magazine,U.S.News and World Report,POPULAR SCIENCE,The Dallas Morning News,Automobile Magazine,and MOTOR TREND.

Hope that helps.
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