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Community Built RTC Releases ATP Alert from California, where Governor Jerry Brown signed a law in September 2013 which rolled most of California's existing state and federal sources of funding for trails, biking and walking into one fund. Learn more

Community Built RTC Releases New Report Published in June, Community Built spotlights inspiring volunteer groups that have succeeded in developing and maintaining trails despite limited resources. Check out/download the report today!

Olympic Discovery Trail Dream of Olympic Discovery Trail on the Line for Volunteers
In Washington, plans for a continuous 126-mile trail are threatened after unexpected route complication through sensitive wetland area.

In Idaho, Former Silver Mining Town Reinvents Itself as a Trails Destination
Feeding off the popularity of the Route of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, the town of Wallace sees economic boost from growing numbers of trail visitors.

Funding a Trail One Ukulele at a Time
Auctioning a ukulele signed by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Ferry County Rail Trail Partners in northeastern Washington State raises more than $17,000 for local trail project.

Cal Park Tunnel in Marin Opens to Great Fanfare
Hundreds of cyclists and walkers celebrated the long-awaited opening of the Cal Park Tunnel in Marin County, Calif., with some even setting off fireworks to commemorate the occasion.

RTC Celebrates TIGER II Grant in California
U.S. Department of Transportation awards East Bay Regional Park District $10.2 million for their Green Transportation Initiative, which includes completing a nearly 200-mile regional bicycle and pedestrian trail system.

New Resource for Rail-with-Trail Projects
The Western Regional Office has released the California Rails-with-Trails survey, adding new evidence that trails along active rail corridors are safe and feasible. Active rail rights-of-way offer opportunities for continuous trails where parkland is scarce in built-out urban areas.

Marin County, Calif., Recognized by U.S. DOT
National award honors county's work promoting walking and bicycling through the WalkBikeMarin initiative, developed as part of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program.

Read more about the work of our Western Regional Office from our Fall 2011 magazine.
Regional Stats
Number of Open Trails :: 180
Miles of Open Trails :: 1,451
Number of Trail Projects :: 177
Miles of Trail Projects :: 1,456

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For questions related to Trail Building—the creation, planning, building or maintenance of a rail-trail—in the Western region (States: AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, WA), e-mail us or contact the appropriate staff person listed below.

Laura Cohen
Western Regional Director

Barry Bergman
Trail Development Manager

Rayna Gordon-Hellman
Program Assistant

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Historic Central Building
436 14th Street, Suite 41
Suite 769
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-992-4635

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