Route 66 News

Rialto will spruce up part of Route 66

The City Council of Rialto, Calif., voted Tuesday to make $3.8 million in improvements in a stretch along Foothill Boulevard, aka Route 66, reported the Contra Costa Times. The work will include repaving the road’s surface, but also other improvements:…

Illinois Route 66 advocate Lenore Weiss dies

Lenore Weiss, a co-winner of the prestigious Steinbeck Award and other preservation honors for work that she and her husband John Weiss did for Route 66 in Illinois, died today after a battle with cancer. She was 63. Lenore had…

Notes from the road

I’ve tried to glean a deeper look at the crisis in Needles, Calif., over the possible loss of its only grocery store, Bashas’. The grocer chain filed bankruptcy a few months ago, and it is set to close 10 stores…

An interview with Joe Sonderman

Longtime St. Louis-area roadie Joe Sonderman is interviewed by phone regarding his new book from Arcadia Publishing, “Route 66 in New Mexico,” and talks about the Mother Road in general. Sonderman’s comments about New Mexico itself are especially knowledgeable ……

UPDATED: “Route 66″ TV show app has an identity problem

About 10 episodes from the original “Route 66″ television series were recently released as iPhone and iTouch applications. Each full episode in the app costs 99 cents, and includes a few screen shots. It gives you the option of watching…

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