Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Along 66, July 2018: U.S. House Abvances Route 66 Centennial Bill

JULY 3--

The bill to make Route 66 a National Historic Trail gets all the big news, but a second Route 66 bill is quietly advancing.  The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act has gone through committee in the House of Representatives.  Now, it will be voted upon by the entire House.

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) is cosponsor of it.

The bill calls for:

1.  Creating a 19-member commission to recommend activities for the 100th anniversary of the road in 2026.

2.  Directs the commission to host a conference on the U.S. numbering of highway for its 100th anniversary

3.  Direct the Department of Transportation, in connection with the eight states through which Route 66 passes through to develop plans.

In addition, last month, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Historic Trail Bill.  The Senate is now scheduled to consider it.

Personally, I see no way it won't pass that unanimously as well.


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