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Focus Term: Connected Systems

California’s Napa Valley Vine Trail
April 12, 2022
As California’s Napa Valley Vine Trail grows to reach its ultimate 47-mile potential, community members and visitors realize the beauty of connectivity and accessibility.
California's Napa Valley Vine Trail in Yountville | Courtesy Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition
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
USDOT’s Current RAISE Funding Opportunity Is Best Chance Yet to Secure Big Investments in Connected, Safe Walking and Biking Routes
February 08, 2022
This round of RAISE funding promises to be your best chance yet to secure $5 million to $25 million to build your trail and other active-transportation connections.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail | Photo by TrailLink user lunariver
Commuting Across and Exploring the Bay Area Will Become More Accessible to Millions of Residents Via 2,604 Miles of Connected Trails
January 12, 2022
This vision is becoming a reality with nearly 60% of the 2,590-mile Bay Area regional trail network complete. Leading the charge is the Bay Area Trails Collaborative, a group of more than 50 businesses, agencies and organizations that is chaired by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).
California Coastal Trail | Photo by TrailLink user davidgordon144
Indiana’s Big 4 Trail
January 11, 2022
Surrounded by tree canopies, beautiful countryside and the charm of small towns, the Big 4 Trail traverses a Midwestern wonderland. The developing rail-trail serves as an important regional connector—spreading diagonally across Boone County, crossing into Clinton County and, eventually, continuing into Tippecanoe County.
Indiana's Big 4 Trail | Courtesy Town of Zionsville
Connecting Ashtabula to Pittsburgh Feasibility Study
December 20, 2021
The Ashtabula to Pittsburgh (A2P) multiuse trail corridor will travel between Ashtabula, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Utah’s Jordan River Parkway Trail
December 06, 2021
The Jordan River Parkway Trail cuts a nearly 50-mile path through Utah’s most densely populated region, traversing portions of Salt Lake City.
Jordan River Parkway Trail | Photo by TrailLink user trailrider622
Inaugural WV TRAIL Conference Energizes Mass Effort for Statewide Trails Movement
November 23, 2021
Local and national trail advocates gathered virtually for the inaugural WV TRAIL Conference, Nov. 16–18, 2021.
As part of the conference program, longtime West Virginia trail advocates Peggy Pings, Ella Belling and Amanda Pitzer celebrate Ella’s recognition as a leader of trail advocacy on the Mon River Rail-Trail System in Morgantown. | Photo courtesy Amanda Pitzer
Federal Grants RAISE the Bar for Active Transportation Investments
November 23, 2021
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced nearly $1 billion in RAISE grants this cycle, “that will improve infrastructure, strengthen supply chains, make us safer, advance equity, and combat climate change.”
Courtesy Getty Images
2021 RTC Fall Trail Grants Supporting Equitable Trail Access Around the Nation
November 17, 2021
RTC announced the recipients of over $300,000 in grants as part of the 2021 Trail Grants Program. These grants were given to 45 organizations around the country
Washington's Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in part of the Great American Rail-Trail | Photo by TrailLink user scfroehlich