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…

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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