Since 2011, the Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champions Award has honored supporters who have made significant contributions to the rail-trail movement.

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TrailNation Summit

RTC gathered a team of national experts, public officials, trail and active transportation advocates at the TrailNation Summit to share best practices and real-world challenges.

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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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Opening Day for Trails Celebration

This year marked RTC’s sixth annual Opening Day for Trails! On Saturday, April 7, 2018, people across the nation kicked off the spring trail season by hitting their favorite trails for a walk, run, ride or special event.

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West Virginia and Pennsylvania’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor

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Morgantown's Caperton Trail, part of the Mon River Trail System | Photo by James Riel


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Baltimore Greenway Trails Network Lands $250,000 Federal Grant to Close Key Trail Gap

Baltimore Greenway Trails Network Lands $250,000 Federal Grant to Close Key Trail Gap

The Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that a total of more than $17 million will go toward improvements to bicycle and pedestrian...

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Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Polk County and Norman County, Minnesota

Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Polk County and Norman County, Minnesota

On or about Sept. 17, 2018, Minnesota Northern Railroad Inc. filed for the abandonment of 5.8 miles of track between Nielsville in Norman County and...

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Central Author of Historic Trail Legislation Named 2018 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion

Central Author of Historic Trail Legislation Named 2018 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion

One of the most important moments in the history of the rail-trail movement happened behind the scenes, with little fanfare or notice, when National...

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