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.

New National Poll - The Results Are In

On Dec. 8, on Capitol Hill, RTC presented findings from a 2014 nationwide transportation poll, which found that Americans support robust federal investment in active transportation.

The results were presented in two morning events by Republican pollster Christine Matthews of Howey-Depauw 2012 polling program fame, and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, whose clients have included President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden.

For more information, download the full topline survey (presented to 1,000 likely 2016 voters) and the full Capitol Hill event presentation.

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:

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

Resources

Press Releases

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

12/06/2013
Rail-Trails On the Line in Supreme Court Case

11/05/2013
Vermont Rail-Trail Project Draws National Attention

11/04/2013
Snyder Reveals Strategy for Building Trail Across Michigan

09/30/2013
Trails, Transportation Groups Optimistic About New Fund

09/24/2013
10 Great Trails for Fall That Aren’t in New England!

09/20/2013
Top 10 Trails in California

06/27/2013
Top 10 Rail-Trails for American History

05/31/2013
Maryland Parks Volunteers Honored in Nation’s Capital

05/31/2013
Tennessee Parks Volunteers to Be Honored in Nation’s Capital

05/31/2013
Michigan Off-Road Group Honored in Nation’s Capital

05/31/2013
Minnesota Off-Road Group to Be Honored in Nation’s Capital

05/22/2013
Trails of Today As Diverse As the America They Serve