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After the Great Depression the automobile began to be more affordable to the public Just as the middle-class seemed to go car crazy the United States found themselves in World War II After the war people were ready for the changes that were to come however public transportation was not ready for the changes During the 50s the automobile became common sight in everyones driveway Even the television explosion had an impact on public transportation The thing that finally put public transportation in the back of everyones mind was the development of the expressway and the interstate system The big wigs in Detroit looked to be poised to deliver an affordable product to the US citizens and make automobiles common sight to even middle class driveways The government had to help pull the nation out of the depression so federal work programs were developed Many of the work programs that the government developed to pull the US out of the depression were centered on transportation Development of new roads and improving existing ones would get the nation ready With more people using their personal cars to enter the cities the city streetcars were becoming less of a staple for cities People were driving right to where they want to go instead of using public transit The key would be connecting the suburbs with the roads Putting a final blow to push for increased development of the expressways and the interstate system Limited access expressways made it even quicker and easier for people in the suburbs to travel into the city As these expressways developed so did the suburbs along the roads The government had a plan on the table since the 1930s to build a system of highways connecting major cities across the nation and make travel within cities easier In 1956 this dream became a reality with the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 The Act of
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