The Rail-Trail Hall of Fame
RTC President Keith Laughlin hangs the first Hall of Fame sign on the Katy Trail State Park in Missouri.
In 2007, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began recognizing exemplary rail-trails around the country as part of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy selects inductees on merits such as scenic value, high use, trail and trailside amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance of facility, community connections and geographic distribution.
Hall of Fame rail-trails are awarded special signage along the trail, are featured as a Trail of the Month on Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's website and are highlighted in Rails to Trails magazine.
The five-year program runs through October 2011, when the 25th—and final—Rail-Trail Hall of Fame inductee will be selected to coincide with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's 25th anniversary celebration.
The members of the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame
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