The Traverse City Record Eagle ran a two-part series that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the creation of the interstate system. The two-part article covers the good (get from Point A to Point B much quicker) and the bad (the homogenization of America). The homogenization of America refers to going just about anywhere in the U.S. and having it look like anywhere else. Starbucks, McDonald's, and every other chain store can be found in strip malls all across America.
Not only is the history of the interstate system given, but its future as well. We have 46,876 miles of interstate highways rumbling through America and a large majority of them are in various states of disrepair.
Read Part One - How the interstate system reshaped America
Read Part Two - Interstate system needs money for updates