Route 66 News

President signs bill to reauthorize Route 66 program

About 2 p.m. CST today, President Obama signed the Omnibus Public Lands Bill that contained a measure to  reauthorize the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program for another 10 years. The word came over in the past hour from wire services…

Route 66 Magazine moves to Florida; editor stays near Mother Road

In Route 66 Magazine‘s latest issue, longtime owners Paul and Sandi Taylor said they were moving the magazine’s operations from Laughlin, Nev., to Port Richey, Fla., by early April. In the announcement, Paul Taylor sought to reassure readers that the…

Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that carried old Route 66 from Madison, Ill., to St. Louis gets a lot of attention from roadies and tourists. However, there also is a bridge over the Chain of Rocks Canal a couple…

New blogs on the Blogroll

In recent weeks, I’ve taken note of promising new blogs, or blogs that I’ve overlooked, that should be good resources for the roadie in all of us. Here are new additions to the Blogroll, located in the upper right side…

Preview of mural event in Pontiac

The Route 66 town of Pontiac, Ill., is hosting a four-day mural festival in June, and the city was offered a preview earlier this week. Jane Diaz of Diaz Sign Art showed a few artist’s renderings of the murals that…

Road-trip resurgence

The Chicago Tribune is reporting what I’ve suspected: that more families are taking to the road for their destinations instead of flying. It’s a resurgence fed by cheaper gas, childhood memories and a general reluctance to splurge by people who…

Snowstorm hammers Route 66’s midsection

Late March is usually a safe time of the year to travel old Route 66, barring a thunderstorm or two. Not this year.  There are currently blizzard warnings or winter storm warnings from central New Mexico, the entire Texas Panhandle…

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