The U.S. House believes getting your kicks on Route 66 is a history friendly activity. The chamber has unanimously passed legislation introduced by Peoria area Congressman Darin LaHood that establishes a federal designation of Route 66 as a National Historic Trail. LaHood says the massing of engines large and small on the Mother Road has proven to be quite the economic engine.
LaHood notes visitors are coming from far and near.
The Historic Trail designation would offer a permanent program to preserve, promote, and economically develop the Route 66 corridor as the Mother Road's Centennial approaches in 2026.