|Cascade Loop Featured in National Ford Magazine
Taking advantage of the beautiful scenery of America's Byways, Ford embraced the Cascade Loop as a wonderful scenic drive promoting their product - the 2016 Fusion. What a natural marriage in comfort, style and scenery! Take a look at A Driver's Guide to the Cascade Loopfeaturing Seattle, Skykomish, Leavenworth, Chelan, Winthrop, Mazama, Ross Lake Overlook and Deception Pass. The magazine calls it one of the most breathtaking - and eco-responsible - drives in the country. Visit MyFordMag.com or view the hardcopy version.
Contributed by Bobby Koepplin, Vice Chair Community Support Committee
Another Training Opportunity
The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event on Tuesday, November 3 from 9:00 to 10:30 MSTfor road agencies and other stakeholders who want to learn more about what the new Safety Center has to offer.
Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Rural Road Safety is focused on enhancing safety on rural roads. The center provides resources, technical assistance and training to local, state, and tribal road owners and their stakeholders, in order to advance their efforts to implement effective safety programs, strategies and countermeasures that can reduce collisions, prevent injuries and save lives.
Contributed by Sally Pearce for FHWA
Newly Re-branded Byway Program
Tom Doyle, Michigan Scenic Byway Coordinator, proudly wants to spread the word about Michigan's Department of Transportation re-branded Byways Program. The new name "Pure Michigan Byway" comes complete with a new logo, signage and image. On October 16, 2015 at 11 am
at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville, MI (east of M-129 on the north side of the highway), a formal celebration will take place. State Transportation officials will unveil the M-134 Pure Michigan Byway image. It is located in Mackinac County, running from I-75 to the Village of Detour and on to Drummond Island, following Lake Huron's north shore in the scenic southeastern corner of the Upper Peninsula. State, County and local officials, MEDC and MDOT staff, economic development organizations, other community groups and stakeholders and the general public are encouraged to attend.To really feel the excitement, check out one of their Pure Michigan videos.
Contributed by Rob Balmes, NSBF Community Support Committee
St. Augustine Celebrates 450 Years of History along A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway
September 8th marked the 450th Anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine, Florida. The date recognizes the successful establishment of the longest surviving European settlement in the continental United States. The celebration actually extended from 2013 through 2015 embracing the 500th Anniversary of the discovery of Florida.
The event attracted about 100,000 visitors with its celebrity performances, re-enactments, community events, and celebrations. On September 17th and 18th the King and Queen of Spain even made a stop along this most historic of byways.
To capture some of the excitement of the event, view some of the videos below.
Visit by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
Official 450th Cake Cutting Ceremony - First Coast TV
Commemoration Mass - First Coast News
Viva St. Augustine! Viva La Florida!
Contributed by Sallie O'Hara, Community Support Committee