By Muriel Eason
Special to The SUN
On Thursday, May 21, the New Mexico State Transportation Commission officially approved designation of the New Mexico portion of the Tracks Across Borders Byway (TABB) as recommended by New Mexico’s Scenic and Historic Byway Advisory Council (SHBAC) and the Northern Pueblos Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO).
The New Mexico byway designation, in addition to the Colorado byway designation of April 16, makes the two-state byway official.
With this designation, the TABB joins an illustrious and varied collection of byways, each with its own unique charm and history. The TABB offers many unique Colorado and New Mexico stories related to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Native American and Hispanic culture and prehistory that are not offered by other byways in either state.