National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” program spent about four minutes on Route 66 and the uncertain fate of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, which expires in 2019.
The expiration of the program was mentioned as a reason for a bill in Congress to turn Route 66 into a National Historic Trail. One of the other reasons not mentioned in the segment is the fact Route 66 will turn 100 years old in 2026. A growing number of preservationists want to have that designation in place before the centennial.
(Image of Joe and Aggie’s Cafe in Holbrook, Arizona, by Lisa Jacobs via Flickr)