The Examiner examiner.net 21 Dec, 2020 14:00 am

Route 66

The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act establishes a 15-member commission from each of the eight states along the highway to honor the route's 100th birthday in 2026.

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, an advocacy group, lauded the actions by Congress."The Road Ahead is taking a leadership role in planning the commission's work, including developing a visionary fund to support Route 66 through preservation, economic development, promotion and research/education projects." After the bill is signed into law, the Road Ahead Partnership will continue to work with the states as they pass legislation to set up state-based Route 66 Centennial commissions.The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act establishes a 15-member commission from each of the eight states along the highway to honor the route's 100th birthday in 2026.

"Passage of the Route 66 Centennial bill is significant because it acknowledges and recognizes the important role Route 66 has played in America's history," said Thomas.Chairman Bill Thomas said the commission will be responsible for planning activities to recognize Route 66 turning 100 years old.

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