National Scenic Byway Legislation Advances
Good news! The House passed legislation Feb. 6, reviving our nation’s Scenic Byway program. Now, the Senate is reviewing a companion bill. Write your Senators today urging them to vote yes on S 349 to restart the program.
Sen. Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Cardin (D-MD) introduced S. 349, which is a companion bill to H.R. 831, the “Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act of 2019,” approved by the House of Representatives in a 404-19 vote.
Take action today in support of scenic byways by contacting your Senators Scenic America has been working for years towards the goal of reviving the National Scenic Byways Program, and these actions in Congress bring this goal one step closer to reality.
Nevada’s state Scenic Byway program was established by the Nevada Legislature in 1983. Six of the state scenic byways are also part of the National Scenic Byway system. The Nevada Department of Transportation is the primary agency responsible for the state program, and its director has the authority to add new byways into the system.
However, at this time there is no mechanism in place for Nevada citizens to nominate new Scenic Byways.
For more on NDOT’s program click here.