The links below are a collection of official links and press articles about the upcoming Route 66 Centennial in 2026.


BACKGROUND:
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stablished on November 11, 1926, Route 66 was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. Springfield, Missouri has been officially designated as the "Birthplace of Route 66." From the City of Springfield, Missouri website: "Springfield is officially recognized as the birthplace of what became known as the iconic 'Mother Road.' It was on April 30, 1926 at the Colonial Hotel via telegram that Springfield businessman John T. Woodruff and Oklahoma businessman Cy Avery first proposed U.S. 66 as the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway."

Within the last few years, legislation has been introduced and organization of Route 66 Centennial commissions and committees has begun on national, state, and local levels. In addition, legislation has also been moved forward for the federal designation of Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. If you have information about the Route 66 Centennial to contribute, please send us an email at info@onestop66.com.


NATIONAL ROUTE 66 CENTENNIAL INFORMATION:

NEW- U.S. Senate - S.1014 - Route 66 Centennial Commission Act
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1014/text

NEW- Press Release - Inhofe, Duckworth Bill to Commemorate Route 66 Passes Senate
https://www.inhofe.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/inhofe-duckworth-bill-to-commemorate-route-66-passes-senate

U.S. House - H.R.66 - Route 66 Centennial Commission Act
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/66

Press Release Davis - Route 66 Centennial Commission Act Passes House
https://rodneydavis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=399880

Press Release Napolitano - Route 66 Centennial Commission Act Passes House
https://napolitano.house.gov/media/press-releases/napolitano-s-route-66-centennial-commission-act-passes-house-0

National Park Service - Route 66 Centennial Commission Act passes the U.S. House of Representatives
https://ncptt.nps.gov/rt66/route-66-centennial-commission-act-passes-the-u-s-house-of-representatives/

Youtube Video: 7/17/18 Rep. Davis Route 66 Bill Passes House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o79sAEuZXR4

Youtube Video: Rep. LaHood Speaks on House Floor in Favor or Rt. 66 National Historic Trail Legislation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYOd9CCvcOk


ILLINOIS ROUTE 66 CENTENNIAL INFORMATION:

Illinois General Assembly - Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission Act
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3882

State of Illinois - Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission
https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/bac/SitePages/AppointmentsDetail.aspx?BCID=1172

Rep. Batinick - Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission signed into law in Plainfield
https://repbatinick.com/2018/07/31/illinois-route-66-centennial-commission-signed-into-law-in-plainfield/

Youtube Video: 7/31/18 Illinois Route 66 Centennial Bill Signing, Plainfield IL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZgQg_s0w

Lincoln, Illinois Route 66 Centennial Committee First Municipal Committee Formed
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2019/Jun/10/RIBBONCUTS/RIBBONCUT060719_ROUTE66WEEKEND.shtml

Springfield/Sangamon County, Illinois Route 66 Centennial Plans Underway
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200704/idot-grants-secured-for-peoria-road-route-66-corridor-plans


MISSOURI ROUTE 66 CENTENNIAL INFORMATION:

State of Missouri - Missouri Route 66 Centennial Commission
https://boards.mo.gov/UserPages/Board.aspx?429


OKLAHOMA ROUTE 66 CENTENNIAL INFORMATION:

Oklahoma Legislature Creates Route 66 Centennial Commission
https://www.okhistory.org/about/pressrelease.php?id=966


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