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[Record Group 83-100]

83-100.1 Annual Reports
1950-1951
2 volumes
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
83-100.2 Minutes
July 19,1948-December 17,1951, no index
Minutes of the organizing session and several other sessions are missing. Also includes agendas of Board's meetings and roll calls.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
83-100.3 Executive Committee, Minutes
September 13,1948-November 3,1950, no index
Also includes notices of meetings, agendas and occasional replies to notices.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
83-100.4 By-Laws
19 July 1948, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
83-100.5 Correspondence & Files
1948-1951
3 cu.ft., no index
Principally files of Robert A. Mitchell, Secretary of the Philadelphia Highway Traffic Board and Chief of the Bureau of Traffic Engineering. Includes organizational description, a copy of the ordinance approved June 2, 1948 which created the Board, membership lists, lists of committee members, information concerning the selection of a publicity director and the Board's education and publicity programs; correspondence with Board members, City officials and other municipalities; biographies of Board members, news clippings; minutes of the following committees: Education and Publicity, March 8,1949; Engineering and Accident Records, April 28,1949October 4,1950; and Off Street Parking, August 5, August 8 and September 16, 1948; committee correspondence, a draft copy of the Board's 1948 Annual Report, copies of speeches by Board members and public officials on solutions to the problem of traffic congestion, proposals and a financial program for the development of offstreet parking; proposals for the development of fringe parking, use of parking meters, underground garages, and other means of easing Center City traffic congestion; plans for easing bottlenecks by cutting curbs at intersections and widening traffic arteries including blueprints of targeted areas with changes indicated, traffic surveys for various parts of the City, questionnaires to midtown shoppers and sheets of compiled statistics, a draft of resolutions presented to the Mayor and President of City Council requesting a survey of traffic functions of the Philadelphia Bureau of Police and procedures for handling cases in Magistrates' Courts, proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, correspondence relating to the construction of the Schuylkill Expressway, correspondence concerning the creation of a separate Department of Traffic and Transportation under the Home Rule Charter, drafts of proposed legislation, committee reports, business catalogues, a report on the revitalization of the downtown area of Allentown, Pa., and copies of a public relations brochure published by the Board.
For similar records, 1945-1948, see Philadelphia Committee for the Relief of Traffic Congestion
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
83-100.6 Central City Truck Survey
March 1950
1 volume
Survey of truck loading and unloading patterns in central portion of city bounded by Callowhill Street, South Street, Delaware River and 23rd Street.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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