2018 Doppelt Fund Grants

RTC is awarding more than $140,000 to 10 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant recipients.

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We're creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.


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2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn

RTC's sojourns explore America’s most spectacular rail-trails, the charming communities and iconic sites along the way in an immersive and exhilarating way: by bicycle.

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Building Trail Networks

We’re working nationwide to connect trails and communities—creating trail networks through TrailNationTM projects that deliver incredible benefits for people and places.

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Advocating for Trail Investment

With a federal infrastructure bill in play for 2018, and a renewal of federal transportation legislation only two years away, now is the time to advocate for trails.

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Connecting Parkersburg to Pittsburgh by Rail-Trail

A recent study by RTC finds that trail gaps in West Virginia could be closed, and the potential of the 238-mile corridor realized, within the next decade.

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