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August 16, 1937 – Harvard introduces traffic engineering


On this day in 1937 Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts became the first university to offer graduate study courses for traffic engineering. There were several cooperating firms and organizations that assisted in creating the syllabus and training materials, including American Public Works Association, Automotive Safety Foundation, American Automobile Association, National Safety Council, National Conservation Bureau. Basically, you can blame Harvard for all the traffic problems we have today. 😉

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