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.
- Press Release: Cross-party Poll Finds Voters Want Bike/Ped Investments
- Poll Summary: American Voters Expect Federal Investment in Walking and Bicycling
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:
- History of RTC and the Rail-Trail Movement
- National and State Rail-Trail Statistics
- What is Railbanking?
- Benefits of Trails
- Benefits of Active Transportation
- RTC Annual Reports
Top 10 Trails in California
Top 10 Rail-Trails for American History