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Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday urged approval of a $69 million federal grant to convert the center of nine miles of Albuquerque’s Central Avenue (aka Route 66) into a bus system called Albuquerque Rapid Transit. The Albuquerque Journal and…

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Mojave Trails National Monument order expected soon

Mojave Trails National Monument order expected soon

A declaration of a Mojave Trails National Monument that would include almost all of Route 66 from Needles to Barstow, California, is coming within days, according to a lengthy article by the San Francisco Chronicle. For six years, Sen. Dianne Feinstein…

California Route 66 group may partner with Needles group

California Route 66 group may partner with Needles group

The California Historic Route 66 Association is examining the possibility of a permanent partnership with the Needles Downtown Business Alliance in Needles, California. Sharon Foster of the California association attended a meeting of the alliance earlier this month, reported the…

No, nobody’s going to hunt Oatman burros

No, nobody’s going to hunt Oatman burros

A few media outlets reported a Mohave County, Arizona, official proposed hunting for wild burros to reduce overpopulation in the region. Naturally, this got Route 66 folks and animal-rights activists riled up, because that would mean the Route 66 town…

“Take It Easy” co-writer Glenn Frey dies

“Take It Easy” co-writer Glenn Frey dies

There’s a little corner in Winslow, Arizona, that’s a sadder sight to see Glenn Frey, a co-founder of the mega-selling country-rock band The Eagles and co-writer of one of its early hits, “Take It Easy,” that made the Route 66 town…

$500,000 grant accepted for Arizona State Railroad Museum

$500,000 grant accepted for Arizona State Railroad Museum

The city of Williams, Arizona, accepted a $500,000 state grant to help acquire artifacts for the Arizona State Railroad Museum, reported the Williams News. The grant, which will be available by fiscal year 2018, came with help from the Northern Arizona Council of…

More about that church in Amboy

More about that church in Amboy

Earlier in the month, we reported the steeple at the long-closed church in Amboy, California, would be restored after the elements finally toppled it in 2013. Specifics about the history of the St. Raymond Church in Amboy were scant, save…

Councilor feels heat over Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Councilor feels heat over Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Albuquerque business owners along Central Avenue gave new city councilor Pat Davis an earful about a proposed rapid-transit bus system during a meeting of the Nob Hill Neighborhood Association. Albuquerque Rapid Transit would take up two lanes of a large section of Central Avenue…

Pontiac sees sixth consecutive year of tourism growth

Pontiac sees sixth consecutive year of tourism growth

The Route 66 town of Pontiac, Illinois, finished 2015 with its sixth consecutive year of tourism growth, according to visitor sign-ins at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum. The museum tallied 25,720 visitors in 2015, which was…

Getting inside the Majestic Theatre of East St. Louis

Getting inside the Majestic Theatre of East St. Louis

Chris and Katie Robleski of Fading Nostalgia recently used their night photography talents to shoot the inside of the Majestic Theatre in East St. Louis, Illinois. The Robleskis wrote a blog about gaining access to the theater’s seldom-seen interior. Their 26-minute…

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