Statement | Washington, DC | June 6, 2018

National Trust: Passage of Route 66 Legislation Brings Historic Highway A Step Closer To National Historic Trail Designation

Statement by Pam Bowman, director of public lands policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act (H.R. 801) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. The following is a statement from Pam Bowman, director of public lands policy, National Trust for Historic Preservation:

“No highway symbolizes Americana, freedom and the open road like Route 66. Congress took an important step toward bringing a vital national designation to the historic buildings, panoramic scenery, and urban and rural communities along the ‘Main Street of America.’ We look forward to working with our partners to ensure enactment of the legislation and the designation of Route 66 as a National Historic Trail this year.”

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