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Developers Working On A New Edition of The Route 66 Passport For The 2020/2021 Season

KINGMAN, AZ – October 30, 2019 – The Route 66 Passport introduced by Marián Pavel and Jan Švrček of Touch Media prior to the 2019 summer season is changing the way people travel on Route 66 and is providing visitor centers, museums and other participating locations with a powerful marketing tool. Numerous participants in the program have reported a 40 to 60 percent increase in the number of visitors resultant of the passport. The success of the project developed in limited partnership with Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley's America, artist Joyce Harbin Cole and Dries Bessels of the Dutch Route 66 Association has surpassed all expectations.

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Route 66 Navigation introduces new subscription rates and pre-paid cards in support of local businesses on Route 66

For 2019, Route 66 Navigation, the only navigation application designed for historic Route 66, has introduced new subscription rates and pre-paid cards that can be purchased at more than 40 local businesses along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. A portion of funds derived from this program supports local businesses, museums and visitor centers on Route 66.

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Closure on Route 66: The I40 highway closure at Parks, AZ will affect travelers on Route 66

Reconstruction of both lanes in the west direction near Parks, AZ was started on the I40 highway. Closed exit 171 (Pittman Valley Rd) and exit 167 (Garland Prairie) in both directions affects the travelers on Route 66 who have to use part of the I40 motorway in this area. Work will occur on westbound I-40 between Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads first, then move to eastbound I-40 in the same area in early summer. Construction will pause for the winter season and is scheduled to resume in spring 2019 for additional paving, bridge and intersection work. Reconstruction is planned in several phases until the end of 2019.

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