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White House Budget Increases Active Transportation Connectivity Funding
March 09, 2023
U.S. Department of Transportation budget proposal reinforces importance of trails and active transportation networks to safety.
Bicyclist in front of the White House | Photo courtesy Getty Images
New Federal Grants Elevate Trail and Active Transportation Systems as Essential Infrastructure in Addressing Traffic Fatalities
February 03, 2023
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s analysis finds that 46% of Safe Streets and Roads for All Construction Grants Address the Need for Traffic-Separated Walking and Biking Routes
Young Woman on Bicycle Waiting at crosswalk - Photo courtesy Getty Images
New Federal Investment Marks Big Win for Baltimore Greenway Trails Network
January 09, 2023
Rep. Sarbanes (Md.-3), Sens. Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Cardin (D-Md.) secure $2.5 million in Community Project Funding.
Photo by Side A Photography
Massive Investments in Trails to Connect Millions in California With Safe Community Paths
December 19, 2022
California approved a record-breaking $1.02 billion of investments in California trails for walking, biking and trail projects.
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail | Photo courtesy City of Monterey
Putting Unprecedented Federal Funding for Trails and Active Transportation to Work
December 09, 2022
RTC studied the bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes about $1.44 billion in Federal Funding for Trails and Active Transportation.
Mount Vernon Trail in Virginia | Photo by Milo Allerton
Reflecting on 2022: Capturing Once-in-a-Generation Opportunities for Trails, Walking and Biking
December 08, 2022
This December, we’re taking time to reflect on the challenges and changes, hard work and persistence, that’s made up the fabric of this impactful year.
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New Federal Funding for Safe Walking and Biking Routes Could Help Meet Booming Demand
September 12, 2022
This summer, developments in federal funding for trails, walking and biking illustrated both the urgency communities are feeling to provide 1) safe and connected active-transportation infrastructure, and 2) more tangible opportunities to invest in the infrastructure their residents are demanding.
Along the Wendy Park Bridge and Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail in Ohio | Courtesy Cleveland Metroparks
Biden Administration Reestablishes Important Tool to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 07, 2022
RTC is urging all our supporters to once again weigh in with FHWA to say that trails matter, and that state DOTs should set goals and show if they are making progress toward a more sustainable transportation system by funding trails, walking and bicycling.
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New Guidance for Transportation Alternatives: Transformative Funding for Trails, Walking and Biking
April 07, 2022
Last week, the federal officials released new guidance on the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside.
Herring Run Trail | Side A Photography
Spring News from the State Legislatures
April 06, 2022
Depending on where you live, this time of year may mean the prolonged dregs of winter, early signs of Spring, or some variation on “mud season.” But for most of the country—regardless of climate or geography—it’s also the height of the state legislative season. Most states’ general assemblies are part-time, and generally convene in the early part of each calendar year. All but a handful of states are currently in session. So what does this mean for trails and active transportation funding in states?
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Iowa and Nebraska | Photo by TrailLink user thejake91739