2021 Cost Share Grant Awards Announced

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The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 cost-share grant awards. The program provides grant assistance for eligible historic preservation, research, oral history, interpretative, and educational projects related to historic Route 66. Since 2001, 158 projects have been awarded $2.37 million with $3.69 million in cost-share […]

 

New Scenic Byway Designations for Route 66!

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Thanks to the “Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act of 2019” enacted in 2019, the US Department of Transportation just announced that Route 66 from Needles to Barstow, California is now a designated National Scenic Byway, and Route 66 through Missouri is now an All American Road! Learn more about Scenic Byways at www.fhwa.dot.gov/byways

 

Route 66 Centennial Commission Act Passes Through Congress

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Get ready to celebrate 100 years of Route 66 in 2026! In a suspension of its regular rules, the US House of Representatives approved the Senate version of the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act (S1014) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The legislation is now headed to the White House for the President’s signature. Learn more […]

 

Texas Route 66 Segments Added to National Register

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The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to announce that eight segments of Route 66 in Wheeler County, Texas are now listed in the National Register of Historic Places!   When Route 66 was decommissioned, its segments were split into multiple jurisdictions, of which approximately 85% are still drivable today. In […]

 

Route 66 National Historic Trail Legislative Update

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On Monday, September 14, 2020, Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) introduced HR8240 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, [D-CA] co-sponsored the bill. The proposed legislation would add Route 66 to the National Historic Trail system. Known as the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, it was previously introduced in House in 2018 […]

 

Route 66 Centennial Commission Act Passes Unanimously through the House

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Route 66 is headed towards a big birthday bash! In 2026, Route 66 will turn 100 years old. On August 10, 2020, the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act (HR 66) passed through congress with a unanimous vote to create federal commission to honor Route 66 on this important anniversary. Learn more about it here, from the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership! (Photo courtesy @rhysfunk)

 

2019 Cost-Share Grants Announced

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The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2019 cost-share grant awards. Since 2001, 152 projects have been awarded $2.27 million with $3.57 million in cost-share match, totaling $5.84 million in public-private investment toward the revitalization and understanding of Route 66. To learn more about these […]

 

Route 66 Centennial Commission Act passes the U.S. House of Representatives

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On February 6, 2019 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 66, known as the Route 66 Centennial Commission Act.  Introduced by Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL), the bill is co-sponsored by Representatives from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and New Jersey. The bill, which was first introduced to the House Transportation and Infrastructure […]

 

Senate Bill to Designate the Route 66 National Historic Trail

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On Oct. 11, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced S.3609, the Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act.  Co-sponsored by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the bill proposes to amend the National Trails System Act to permanently designate Route 66 as a national historic trail to be administered by the National Park Service. This follows a June 5, 2018 action in the […]

 

2018 Cost-Share Grants Announced

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The National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is pleased to announce the seven grants that have been awarded for the 2018 cost-share grant cycle.  The cost-share grant program provides grant assistance for eligible historic preservation, research, and educational projects related to historic Route 66. Grants are offered through an annual, competitive grant cycle. […]