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RAISE Funds for Your Trail and Active Transportation Network
April 22, 2021
Since the program was created in 2009, USDOT has awarded nearly $9 billion in RAISE funds addressing all modes of transportation.
Biden Infrastructure Goals Would Be Achieved With More Strategic Investment in Walking and Biking
April 13, 2021
What the Biden Infrastructure plan is missing, however, is a focus on creating low-stress walking and biking routes, like trail and active transportation networks.
Guidance on T&I Committee Earmarks
March 29, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has now issued guidance about earmarks.
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Delivering a Transformative Federal Transportation Bill
March 24, 2021
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Rail-Trail Champion Eleanor Holmes Norton on Linking the Nation by Trail
January 28, 2021
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has named Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) America’s 2020 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton delivering her keynote remarks at the May 8, 2019, launch of the Great American Rail-Trail in Washington, D.C. | Courtesy RTC
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020 Makes Funding Available for Transportation
January 25, 2021
Congress passed the $900 billion COVID-19 Emergency Relief Act of 2020, a wide-ranging economic stimulus package that includes support for transportation systems.
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American Icons: Rail-Trails That Helped Shape the National Landscape
January 22, 2021
We take a closer look at some of the country’s earliest rail-trails, and how they helped inspire and build a nationwide movement.
Along the Illinois Prairie Path in Warrenville | Photo by Beverly Horne/Daily Herald/
Looking Back, With Gratitude, on a Year of Challenges and Triumphs for Trails
December 23, 2020
As 2020 draws to a close—a year of extreme changes and challenges—it is with incredible appreciation that we reflect on the collective impact of our movement across the country.
Photo by India Kea
Five Top Trails That Make the Case for America’s Recreational Trails Program
September 21, 2020
Nearly three decades after its inception, the need for the RTP has only intensified as trail development accelerates nationally. The country has increased its number of rail-trails from around 500 to more than 2,200.
Northern Rail Trail | Photo by TrailLink user sc302
Tapping into Federal Funding: Five Trail Tales of Success
May 28, 2020
For nearly three decades, Transportation Alternatives (TA) has been the largest source of federal funding for trails and active transportation, providing more than $15 billion for more than 36,000 projects.
Flint Hills Trail State Park | Courtesy Kansas Tourism