The Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act of 2019 (H.R.831), a bill to restart the National Scenic Byways Program nomination process, will get a vote on the House floor on Wednesday, February 6.
Scenic byways both protect America’s scenic and historic places and contribute to strong local economies. A recent survey found that 44 state scenic byways in 24 states are prepared to seek designation as National Scenic Byways.
RVers regularly drive down National Scenic Byways, like Historic Route 66, Skyline Drive, or the Blue Ridge Parkway. National Scenic Byways are some of the most beautiful roads in the country, however, Congress stopped funding the program in 2012—here are two reasons why that is a problem:
- Existing National Scenic Byways are not receiving adequate federal support to promote and preserve their special characteristics, leaving them unable to attain their full potential as economic drivers.
- According to a recent survey, 44 state scenic byways in 23 states are prepared to seek designation as National Scenic Byways but cannot.
National Scenic Byways designation provides the resources to preserve and protect these roads, ensuring that millions of Americans will continue to be able to experience the magic of the open road. H.R.831 directs the Secretary of Transportation to reopen nominations for the National Scenic Byways Program.
Act now by taking a minute to contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to vote yes on the bill today!