Rutgers professor, Route 66 Road Ahead assembling a case studies project

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership announced last week it was putting together a Route 66 Case Studies Project with a Rutgers University professor to help Route 66 towns learn to use the road for economic development. The professor is David Listokin, who shepherded and co-wrote the influential Route 66 Economic Impact Study in 2012 … Continue reading Rutgers professor, Route 66 Road Ahead assembling a case studies project

Report: Route 66 Historic Trail legislation to be introduced this fall

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership on Saturday released its third-quarter report. Among the newsworthy items is the organization expects congressional legislation to designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail to be introduced this fall. The measure would be House Bill 801, “tentatively” scheduled to be introduced in the coming weeks. The report stated: … Continue reading Report: Route 66 Historic Trail legislation to be introduced this fall

Route 66 Historical Trail bill won’t be reintroduced until after Supreme Court case

A lawsuit awaiting a decision in front of the U.S. Supreme Court is delaying the reintroduction of a bill that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail, according to a newsletter sent Thursday from the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership’s chairman. Bill Thomas, partnership chairman, stated the Supreme Court probably won’t rule on … Continue reading Route 66 Historical Trail bill won’t be reintroduced until after Supreme Court case

The most important Route 66 document you may ever read

If you have a couple of hours, I urge you to download the “Route 66 Economic Impact Study” by Rutgers University. The main report is more than 400 pages, but this 59-page summary will prove very useful and concise. The reports recently were posted on the website of one of the study’s collaborators, the World Monuments … Continue reading The most important Route 66 document you may ever read

Route 66 Pulse issue will include survey

The next issue of the Route 66 Pulse newspaper will include a survey and self-addressed stamped envelope. Researchers at Rutgers University are conducting a study on the people who travel the Mother Road. I’ll let Jim Conkle, who is leading the revival of the Pulse, explain: The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor program received … Continue reading Route 66 Pulse issue will include survey

Five good reasons to renew the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

Highly respected Route 66 researcher Jim Ross assembled these compelling reasons to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on why the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program should be renewed for another 10 years. The program is set to end in late 2009. There is legislation proposed to renew the program for another 10 years, but Coburn is … Continue reading Five good reasons to renew the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program