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Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted an injunction that prevented the city of Albuquerque from beginning construction on the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project on Central Avenue, aka Route 66. The Albuquerque Journal reported construction may begin next week,…

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Two Route 66 sites listed on Missouri’s Places in Peril

Two Route 66 sites listed on Missouri’s Places in Peril

The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation recently listed two landmarks on Route 66 to its annual historic Places in Peril, and two more were placed on the group’s Watched list. The Route 66 Meramec River Bridge near Eureka and the Old Phillipsburg…

Fanning 66 Outpost closing down Thursday

Fanning 66 Outpost closing down Thursday

The owners of the Fanning 66 Outpost — most famous for the Route 66 Red Rocker giant rocking chair — announced Tuesday they would close the business effective Thursday because of “economic conditions.” Danny and Carolyn Sanazaro posted this message on…

Appellate court halts ART contruction

Appellate court halts ART contruction

A federal appeals court on Monday put the brakes on construction of the $120 million Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, issuing a temporary restraining order. Construction was schedule to begin on ART as soon as Wednesday. The city of Albuquerque won…

What’s next for opponents of Albuquerque Rapid Transit?

What’s next for opponents of Albuquerque Rapid Transit?

Opponents of the $120 million Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan last week lost their courtroom bid to stop it, and construction likely will begin by Wednesday. However, ART foes still have a couple of arrows left in their quiver. — ART opponents filed…

Judge refuses to stop Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Judge refuses to stop Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

A judge late Friday refused to grant a preliminary injunction against construction of the nine-mile Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system that would go down the heart of Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Construction on ART likely will begin by the…

Albuquerque offers olive branch to Route 66 businesses

Albuquerque offers olive branch to Route 66 businesses

As Albuquerque and dozens of businesses awaited a judge’s ruling this week on a lawsuit against the Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan, the city unveiled a new website touting the Route 66 corridor and gave details about a loan program for those affected businesses. The…

Barstow soon will get new Route 66 signs

Barstow soon will get new Route 66 signs

Barstow, California, soon will have classic car-themed Route 66 signs installed. The city council this week approved a $42,860 contract with Turner Signs and Graphics for the new signs. Councilors also approved a $111,360 budget for the overall sign project. According to…

Albuquerque gets federal approval for rapid-transit project

Albuquerque gets federal approval for rapid-transit project

The city of Albuquerque said it received federal approval for Albuquerque Rapid Transit, but the city will hold off on any action until a federal judge hears a lawsuit against the project next week. The Albuquerque Journal reported: In a…

Funks Grove Maple Sirup featured on Illinois Made series

Funks Grove Maple Sirup featured on Illinois Made series

The Illinois Office of Tourism features Funks Grove Maple Sirup near Shirley, Illinois, as one of eight businesses in a new Illinois Made series. According to an article in the Bloomington Pantagraph, Illinois Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe said Illinois Made contains videos,…

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