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Re-Comissioning Initiative
The Plan


New! - If you would like to discuss plans to reinstate Route 66 as an official U.S. designated route and exchange ideas as to how best bring such plans to fruition, please visit the Bring Back U.S. Route 66 E-Group. Other subjects pertaining to Route 66 are welcome. We will also discuss plans and share ideas on how to best reinstate other "lost" U.S. Route designations such as U.S. 99, the western ends of U.S. 40 and U.S. 80, the old San Diego southern end of U.S. 101 and even "Historic" U.S. 111.

American Highway Organizations    State Governor's Offices    Route 66 Associations

Route 66 Motels and Restaurants    Other Route 66 Related    U.S. Highway and Travel Related

           American Highway Organizations

           State Governor's Offices
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials - AASHTO

American Highway Users Alliance
Supporter of re-commissioning U.S. 66
Write to your governor!

Governor of Illinois
Governor of Missouri
Governor of Kansas
Governor of Oklahoma
Governor of Texas
Governor of New Mexico
Governor of Arizona
Governor of California

           Route 66 Associations

           Route 66 Motels and Restaurants
Join a Route 66 Association today! In fact, join them all!

Route 66 Association of Illinois
Route 66 Association of Missouri
Kansas Route 66 Association
Oklahoma Route 66 Association
Old Route 66 Association of Texas
Route 66 Association of New Mexico
Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona
California Historic Route 66 Association
National Historic Route 66 Federation
Canadian Route 66 Association
Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center
Roy's Cafe and Motel
Wigwam Motel #7

           Other Route 66 Related

           U.S. Highway and Travel Related
California Route 66 Preservation Foundation
Largest Route 66 Resource on the Web
Route 66 Rubber Stamps at Carolyn's Stamp Store
The John's Modern Cabins News
Historic Route 66
Route 66
Shadows of Old Route 66
Route 66 e-Group
Original Route 66 Super Store
American Dream Road
Coral Court Motel
Route 66 Patrol
Route 66 Musical
Tulsa Route 66 Festival
Barstow Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum
Arizona Route 66
American Pop Culture
Tim's Auto Service and Sales
Route 66 in Texas Information - Heritage Tourism
Ken Turmel - PostmarkArt
NewStar Films
Route 66 Proud
Route 66 Wings and Wheels
Parsa's Virtual Route 66 Roadtrip
Route 66 Drive-In of Springfield, IL Route 66 Links Directory
150 Route 66 Links
Route 66 Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Highways: From US 1 to (US 830)
Mock Turtle Press
California Highways
National Geographic Society
Wulf Berg's U.S. 50 Site
U.S. 101 site
Good Sam RV Club
America's Byways
East Mountains of Area of Albuquerque, New Mexico Web Ring
Legends of America
US Highway Route Shield Sign Page
A to Z Travel
Suggestions for New U.S. Routes
American Road Magazine
Binoculars - Shopping and Rating the best binoculars online.

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The Demise of U.S. 66 and the Myth of Better Roads

Millions of Americans are under the impression that U.S. 66 was decommissioned because newer, better and safer roads were built. This is a misconception and not the complete truth. Other than inadequate planning or lack of foresight, there was no logical reason as to why we couldn't have gotten better roads and yet still found a way to keep the Route 66 U.S. Highway designation. When the Interstate Highways were in the planning stages in the mid 1950's, little or no thought was given to our most famous highway. Clearly a way could have been found to make an exception or special provision for this great and wonderful part of America.

What transpired, inadvertent though it might have been, amounts to nothing short of an injustice and an affront on our heritage and culture that we really need to set right again. There can be no real fix other than the full-fledged reinstatement of the Route 66 U.S. Highway designation.

* Anyone who has either a serious interest in re-establishing Route 66 as a U.S. Highway or questions that went unanswered on these pages, please feel free to contact me -

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