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a local or an out-of-area visitor, this kind of detailed,
insider information can make a huge impact on
planning and preparation.
Plans to make TrailLink.com even more dynamic
and portable are already under way, as we are in the
early stages of commissioning a full redesign of Trail-
Link.com. With an expected launch in the summer of
2012,
the revamped site will feature a brand-new look
and feel and an enhanced suite of tools and resources.
Some of our most-anticipated upgrades include full-
screen map viewing for maximum ease of use and explora-
tion, and the potential for a mobile app so you can take
the power of TrailLink.com with you on the trail.
Sojourn
In July, RTC hosted its 9th annual Greenway Sojourn bicycle
tour in Pennsylvania’s northern Laurel Highlands. Nearly 250
Sojourners explored the region’s rail-trail network, includ-
ing the Ghost Town and Hoodlebug trails, and helped blaze
several new routes, including the Cambria and Indiana (C&I)
Trail.
The Sojourn has been our signature event for nearly a de-
cade, and next year will mark an impressive milestone with
our 10th annual ride!
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In the next year, we expect stern challenges on the policy front, and also
expanding frontiers for our trail-building work. We anticipate increasingly
tense and high-stakes negotiations as we fight to protect our core programs
in the federal transportation bill. We’ll continue our hands-on work in urban
neighborhoods, offering technical assistance and a toolkit for successful trail
development to planners and advocates in communities of every size across
the country. We’ll keep adding new trails to TrailLink.com, and working
in the courts to ensure a favorable trail-building
environment for future generations.
But first, we’ll raise a glass and toast the rail-
trail movement. To the millions of daily rail-trail
users, and to everyone who has made these great
pathways possible, we sincerely thank you for
making our work so meaningful.