President Trump Signs Route 66 Centennial Commission Act

Wednesday, December 23rd 2020, 10:18 pm
By: News On 6


President Trump signs into law a bill to prepare for the upcoming centennial anniversary of Route 66.

The Route 66 Centennial Commission Act was co-sponsored by Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe. The act creates a commission made up of representatives from every state the highway passes through. They'll work together to identify ways to honor Route 66 ahead of the centennial which is in 2026.

“Route 66 is iconic in Oklahoma,” Inhofe said when introducing the legislation. “Reaching more than 400 miles through Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and countless other towns in between, our state is home to the longest drivable stretch of Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway. I am proud to see our bipartisan legislation pass the Senate and I look forward to its passage in the House soon. Together, we can continue efforts to establish a commission that will help us best celebrate 2026 as the centennial anniversary of America’s first all-weather highway.”