Route 66 National Historic Trail
During the series of Collaboration Workshop meetings held with Route 66 stakeholders across the country in 2015, the prospect of having Route 66 designated a National Historic Trail was one of the most strongly supported ideas presented. The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership established a National Historic Trail Task Force to investigate the possibility of moving in this direction.
The Road Ahead is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2017, Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL), a member of the Committee on Natural Resources, introduced H.R. 801, a bill to amend the National Trails System Act to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA), a senior member of the Natural Resources Committees, coauthored the legislation.
To track the progress of this legislation, access: www.congress.gov/ and type in HR801 to access the bill.