RONALD REAGAN’S GOVERNOR’S PAPERS

 

 

AGENCY FILES: BUSINESS AND TRANSPORTATION: Files, 1966-1970

(Preliminary Inventory)

 

 

During Ronald Reagan’s first term as Governor of California, the executive branch of California state government was organized into four agencies.  The Business and Transportation Agency included the departments responsible for constructing the state’s mass transportation and highway systems, registered vehicles, issued driver's licenses, regulated financial services, and issued various licenses that allowed businesses and individuals to conduct business in California.

 

The following State departments reported to the Secretary of the Business and Transportation Agency: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Department of Aeronautics, State Banking Department, Department of Corporations, Department of California Highway Patrol, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Insurance, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Works, Department of Real Estate, Department of Savings and Loan.

 

This collection is arranged into three series. Given the size and responsibilities of this agency, the collection is unusually small.  There are no correspondence files and subject files as you would expect to find in a collection of this type.  The material reflects the activities of only one of its Secretaries, Gordon Luce, which is incomplete and appears to have been received after the fact.  It has yet to be determined if the activities of the other Secretaries and this agency is documented elsewhere in the Reagan Gubernatorial Papers.

 

SERIES I: GORDON LUCE FILES, 1967-1969 (-1 l.ft., Box 1)

 

These files consist of items regarding Gordon Luce, who served as Secretary of the Business and Transportation agency from 1967 to 1969.  This material appears to have been received from Luce after Governor Reagan left office in 1974.  There is a file of original letters from Reagan to Luce most of which were received after 1969.  The materials also consists of press releases and newspaper clippings regarding Luce and the Agency, photographs, a campaign brochure, a May 1969 summary of the accomplishments of the Agency, and a copy of a report by the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation.

 

SERIES II: ACCOMPLISHMENTS SUMMARIES, 1966-1973 (-1 l.ft., Box 1-2)

 

This series consists of the memorandums and papers each department within the Business and Transportation Agency prepared reporting on the goals and accomplishments of said department.  Many of the summaries dealt with the progress made on implementing the recommendations that had been made in the Governor’s Survey on Efficiency and Cost Control.  There are also summaries regarding the progress made in implementing new legislation that effected the departments. This material includes a detailed report issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles covering 1967 through 1973.

 

 

SERIES III: PUBLICATIONS, 1967-1974 (1 l.ft., Boxes 2-4)

 

This series consists of a variety of publications that were prepared by many, but not all, of the departments within the Business and Transportation Agency.  Most of the publications are from the Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) and the Department of Public Works.  Many of the publications consist of reports that are required by state law.

 

Box 1

SERIES I: GORDON LUCE FILES

Luce, Gordon C. Correspondence with Reagan (Originals)

Business & Transportation Agency Correspondence

Business and Transportation Agency – Photos

Press Releases re B&T Agency Matters and Secretary Luce

Press Clips re B&T Agency Matters and Secretary Luce

The Reason for Reagan

Thirty Month Accomplishment Summary from Business and Transportation Agency –

 May 1969

Report of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation

 

SERIES II: ACCOMPLISHMENTS SUMMARIES

Box 1, cont.

Business and Transportation Agency [Binder 1] (1)-(4)

Business and Transportation Agency [Binder 2] (1)-(5)

Department of Motor Vehicles, 1967-1973 (1)-(5)

 

Box 2

Department of Motor Vehicles, 1967-1973 (6)-(12)

 

SERIES III: PUBLICATIONS

Box 2, cont.

Summary of Findings and Conclusions on State, Regional, and Local Roles and

            Responsibilities in Transportation, 01/15/1973

Transbay Terminal: Transbay Transit Terminal Transportation Study, 1974

Corridor Study – Sacramento, Stockton, and San Francisco Bay Area, 1973

Phase II A Report: Sacramento, Stockton, and San Francisco Bay Area Corridor Study,

            1974 (1)(2)

A New Direction for the Highway Program, July 1984 (1)(2)

California Transportation Plan: Progress Report, April 1974

California Transportation Plan: Progress Report, April 1974 (Supplement, June 1974)

South Coast Air Basin Vehicle Mile Reduction Background Data, July 1973

Action Plan for Transportation Planning and Development, June 1973

Elevation: Transit Systems Proposals, 05/31/1974

State Highway Needs: Section 188.8 Report, April 1974


Box 3

Los Angeles Area Freeway Surveillance and Control Project, First Annual Report,

            January 1971

Los Angeles Area Freeway Surveillance and Control Project, Third Annual Report,

            February 1973

Los Angeles Area Freeway Surveillance and Control Project, Fourth Annual Report,

            August 1974

Review of the Feasibility of the Movement of Factory Built Housing Units Greater than

            12 Feet Wide Over State Highways, July 1973

Triple Trailer Study in California, March 1972

Route 64 (Whitnall) Corridor Sudy, August 1973

Study of Congestion on Firestone Boulevard between the Cities of South Gate and

 Downey, May 1974

Annual Report of the California Highway Commission Relating to Freeway Route

            Adoptions, December 1973

Freeway Lanes for High-Occupancy Vehicles – First Annual Progress Report, December

            1971

Freeway Lanes for High-Occupancy Vehicles – Second Annual Progress Report,

            December 1972

Freeway Lanes for High-Occupancy Vehicles – Third Annual Progress Report,

            December 1973

Highway Lanes for Exclusive Use of Buses and High-Occupancy Vehicles, March 1974

State Scenic Highway System: Progress and Recommendations, January 1967

State Scenic Highway System: Progress Report, January 1968

State Scenic Highway System: 1968 Progress Report, January 1969

State Scenic Highway System: Progress Report 1969, January 1970

State Scenic Highway System: Progress Report 1970, January 1971

State Scenic Highway System: Progress Report 1971, January 1972

State Scenic Highway System: Progress Report 1972, January 1973

State Scenic Highway System: Progress Report 1973, January 1974

Off Highway Vehicle Gas Tax Revenue Distribution, August 1973

Feasibility Study of Relocating One Roadway or Replanting Palm Trees on Route

            101 in Camarillo, May 1970

A Study on Need for Installing Additional Directional Signs to Konocti Bay,

            June 1973

Study of Upgrading the Pasadena Freeway Between Route 5 and Pasadena, March 1973

Interim Report: Access Routes Between Route 11 (Harbor Freeway-Gaffey Street) and

            Route 123 (Western Avenue) in San Pedro, January 1972

California County Road and City Street Progress 1968 to 1972, and Needs to 1982,

            Section 2156 Study, Third Quadrennial Report, March 1973

Feasibility of Including the Relocated Aubur-Foresthill Road within the State Highway

            System, April 1973

 

Box 4

Department of Public Works Annual Report, 1967

Department of Public Works Annual Report, 1968 & 1969

Department of Public Works, 1970 Annual Report

Statistical Supplement to the Annual Report of the Department of Public Works

            Pertaining To the Division of Highways, 06/30/1970

Goals, Policies and Objectives for the Highway Transportation Program, May 1972

California Transportation Program, 1973-1974 – Fiscal Year Objectives

Sample – State Highway Budget by Programs 1972-1973 Fiscal Year, October 1971