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USDOT Doubles Down on Connected Walking and Biking Infrastructure as Essential to America’s Mobility
March 14, 2024
Over $830 million in one-time funding awarded through the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods program will advance projects.
Milwaukee Trail in Missoula, Montana | Photo by Kevin Belle
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Five Ways to Grow Support for Trails, Walking and Biking
February 09, 2024
Here are five ways you can become a changemaker for trails, and help build even more momentum for trails and active transportation networks.
Large crowd celebrating the opening of Michigan's southwest greenway
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Leveraging This Moment for Impact
February 06, 2024
Over the past several years, these are all ways we’ve described the momentum driving the national movement to connect the nation by trail.
Group on trail - Photo courtesy Getty Images
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Tapping Into Opportunity: RTC’s Strategic Priorities
January 11, 2024
RTC has been focused on building a nation connected by trails, spreading trails across the country to bring new potential to communities.
Happy multiracial women having fun embracing each outside - Photo courtesy Getty Images
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Elevating Opportunity in 2023—Reflections From the Trails Movement
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Jason Cohn
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First Transportation Alternatives Funding Cycle Since BIL Shows Room for Improvement
September 21, 2023
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) celebrated a 70% increase in funding alongside policy changes that support equity, connectivity and maintenance priorities.
California's San Diego Creek Trail | Photo by Kevin Belanger
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Remembering Hal
August 10, 2023
Hal Hiemstra was a pivotal figure in the active transportation movement and served as Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s vice president of national policy in the 1990s.
Hal Hiemstra | Photo courtesy Summit Strategies, graphic by RTC
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The Critical Role of Active Transportation in the Federal Carbon Reduction Program
June 27, 2023
The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), which provides $6.4 billion in formula funds over five years, and requires 65% of funds to be suballocated based on population.
Herring Run Trail in Baltimore, MD | Photo by Side A Photography
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18 Months In: What’s the Impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Trails, Walking and Biking?
June 23, 2023
In the time since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has passed, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and partners know more about what’s possible and what work lies ahead following initial rounds of funding for many of the programs included.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Jason Cohn
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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Part of Main Street America Thriving Communities Team, Supporting Equitable Rural and Tribal Commercial District Development
April 19, 2023
USDOT Awards Main Street America $5.9 Million as part of the Thriving Communities Program to help communities across the country
Bicyclist near Capitol Building - Photo courtesy D.C. Department of Transportation