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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit, charitable organization. Membership contributions and donations to RTC are tax deductible. For our annual report, IRS Form 990, financial registrations, and independent financial audit see our financial information.

For the Press

This page is a resource for journalists to learn about Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's work to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has a host of experts who dedicate their lives to trails, trail building and advocacy. If you are a member of the media and need additional information or would like to speak with an expert, please contact us:

Jake Lynch
Marketing and Media Relations Specialist
202.974.5107
media@railstotrails.org


 


Press Releases

12/06/2013

RAIL-TRAILS ON THE LINE IN SUPREME COURT CASE
Property-rights interests threaten public trail in Medicine Bow National Forest

09/27/2013

TRAILS, TRANSPORTATION GROUPS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NEW FUND
But rhetoric about benefits of biking and walking must be matched by more investment

05/01/2012

DATA RELEASED FROM GROUNDBREAKING NONMOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION PILOT PROGRAM
Congress gets first look at fruits of bike and pedestrian infrastructure experiment

01/30/2012

NEW REPORT REVEALS BIKING AND WALKING RATES IN SMALL TOWNS AND RURAL AMERICA COMPARABLE TO BIG CITIES
Data Challenge Assumption That Active Transportation Not Important to Rural Communities

11/08/2011

SENATE TRANSPORTATION BILL NEEDS WORK TO KEEP TRAIL BUILDING ON TRACK

07/14/2011

SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA CONTINUES GROWTH AS TRAILS AND OUTDOOR TOURISM DESTINATION
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 2011 Greenway Sojourn draws national focus to northern Laurel Highlands.

07/11/2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: TRAILS AND TOWNS OF PENNSYLVANIA'S NORTHERN LAUREL HIGHLANDS TO HOST 250 CYCLISTS FROM 24 STATES
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to host 2011 Greenway Sojourn, July 19-24.

05/26/2011

66,876 AMERICANS CALL ON CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA TO INVEST IN CLEAN, AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

05/25/2011

CONGRESSMAN MICA CHALLENGED ON TRANSPORTATION POLICY
Volusia, Putnam counties pass resolutions supporting federal investment in walking and biking.

05/24/2011

COMMEMORATE MEMORIAL DAY ON A RAIL-TRAIL THIS YEAR
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy recommends six trails for family fun and reflection.

02/25/2011

MINNESOTA STATE TRAIL RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy names Paul Bunyan State Trail to Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.

12/13/2010

MORE THAN 51,000 OBJECT TO AAA MONEY GRAB
Rail-to-Trails Conservancy hand-delivers national petition to AAA headquarters demanding continued support of federal funding for trails, walking and biking.

10/20/2010

BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN PROGRAMS CLEAR PRIORITY IN TIGER II
DOT, Americans Recognize Benefits, Cost-Effectiveness of Balanced Transportation.

9/07/2010

FLORIDA DOT SLASHES FUNDING FOR WALKERS, BICYCLISTS AND TRAIL USERS; SPARES DRIVERS, IGNORES NEEDS AND SAFETY
Florida Department of Transportation disproportionately cuts $24.7 million in Transportation Enhancements (TE) funds and another $3 million from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

7/12/2010

350 BICYCLISTS FROM 30 STATES CELEBRATE AND RALLY FOR CAMDEN/PHILADELPHIA TRAIL CONNECTION
Riders on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's (RTC) 8th annual Greenway Sojourn will help celebrate a Camden trail victory before heading off on a 250-mile bike ride.

6/01/2010

RTC AWARDED $200,000 BY AMERICAN EXPRESS AND TAKE PART IN MEMBERS PROJECT
Voting ends in a tie between RTC and National Trust for Historic Preservation; both organizations receive grant

4/08/2010

FLORIDA TO ADDRESS BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Formation of New Council Sets Stage for Statewide Improvements

3/10/2010

RTC TEAMS WITH GOOGLE FOR BIKING DIRECTIONS
Extensive trails database brings long-awaited bicycle routes to Google Maps

3/2/2010 GROUNDBREAKING ACTION ON ACTIVE TRANSPORATION IN CONGRESS
New Legislation Will Build Healthy, Clean, Cost-Effective Transportation Options

11/13/2009

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY REPORT RANKS FLORIDA CITIES AS MOST DANGEROUS
Campaign for Active Transportation More Critical Than Ever

10/23/2009

WARD 5 D.C. YOUTH RECEIVE FREE BICYCLES
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Gives Beacon House Students Free Bikes

10/23/2009

MEDIA ALERT: WARD 5 D.C. YOUTH TO RECEIVE FREE BICYCLES FOR USE ON NEW TRAIL

07/06/2009

GEORGIA AND ALABAMA TRAILS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy names Georgia's Silver Comet Trail and Alabama's Chief Ladiga Trail to Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

06/05/2009

RTC, COCA-COLA AWARD METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANT TO CHICAGO SOUTHLAND'S FRIENDS OF THE CALUMET-SAG TRAIL

03/02/2009 BOSTON REGION TO RALLY AROUND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
Plans for Trails and Bikeways Inspire Public Support
02/17/2009 TRAILS, WALKING AND BIKING EARN $800 MILLION IN STIMULUS TO SPARK JOBS, ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
01/13/2009 ALAMEDA COMMUNITY RALLIES AROUND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
Plans for Trails and Bikeways Inspire Unprecedented Public Support

Archived Press Releases

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