For the Media

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation's largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Founded in 1986, RTC’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Learn more about about RTC’s mission and vision.

Media Inquiries

We have 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 if you would like to speak with an expert, please direct your inquiry to:

Mary O'Connor
Vice President of Development and Communications
202.974.5126
mary@railstotrails.org

Resources

Press Releases

03/02/2016
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hosts the 2016 Florida Sojourn

03/01/2016
Tennessee Senate Panel Gives Anti-Trails Bill “Negative” Recommendation

02/11/2016
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Announces Three New Board Members 

12/08/2015
New Transportation Funding Includes Innovative Financing for Trails

12/03/2015
Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail Celebrates 25 Years

12/03/2015
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Announces $85,000 in Available Funding for Trail Projects in 2016 

11/20/2015
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Announces 2016 Sojourn Series Covering Four States

11/05/2015
RTC Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

11/02/2015
Amendments to House Transportation Bill Undercut Critical Trails Program

10/22/2015
Deb Hubsmith Named 2015 Rail-Trail Champion

10/01/2015
Public Invited to Celebrate Grand Opening of New Midwest Office

09/09/2015
Top Rail-Trails in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Minnesota Inducted to Hall of Fame 

09/03/2015
Group Calls for Final Connections to the Grand History Trail

07/27/2015
As of 2014, 97% of Available TAP Funds Were Spent on Pedestrian and Bike Projects

07/06/2015
RTC Launches National “Share the Trail” Campaign to Encourage Safe Trail Use

06/19/2015
Rail-Trail Sojourn to Demonstrate the Benefits of Regional Trail Systems

06/08/2015
Hundreds of Transportation, Business, Health, Environmental, Recreation and Community Leaders Speak Out for Federal Investment in Trails, Walking and Biking

06/05/2015
Florida Legislators: Do Your Jobs, and Protect Our Trails and Natural Places

06/04/2015
New Fund Launched to Support Trail Development Projects

04/15/2015
122-mile Biking Sojourn to Demonstrate the Benefits of Regional Trail Systems

04/10/2015
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Launches Digital Travel Magazine

12/04/2014
Cross-party Poll Finds Voters Want Bike/Ped Investments

08/06/2014
Bid for Reuse of Missouri Rail Corridor Gathers Steam

06/25/2014
Results In On National Bike/Ped Infrastructure Pilot

06/24/2014
Senator Andy Gardiner Receives Outstanding Legislative Achievement Award

06/15/2014
Macomb Orchard Trail Acclaimed Nationwide

05/30/2014
Seeing the Future: Model Launched for Bike/Ped Investment

04/23/2014
Virginia Creeper Receives National Rail-Trail Honor

02/07/2014
Cross-Sector Coalition Takes Transportation Message to Capitol Hill


Looking for older press releases? Visit our Press Release Archive to view press releases dating back two or more years. 

West Virginia Sojourn

From the shady canopy covering the corridor to the 10 tunnels along its route, the North Bend Rail Trail is an experience you’ll never forget.

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