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Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Bronx County, New York
April 25, 2023
On or about April 11, 2023, CSX Transportation filed for the abandonment of 0.77 mile of track in Bronx County, New York. We are providing this information because it presents an opportunity to develop a real regional asset: a multi-use trail that can accommodate hikers, bikers, equestrians and other appropriate uses.
Photo courtesy Getty Images
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Notice: Upcoming Railroad Abandonment in Vanderburgh County, Indiana
October 07, 2022
On or about Sept. 29, 2022, Norfolk Southern Railway Company filed for the abandonment of 0.24 miles of track in the City of Evansville in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2022
May 11, 2022
RTC embarked on a 12-month assessment of route options using its GIS database of more than 34,000 miles of existing trails nationwide.
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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.
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Breaking News: The Rock Island Trail Is a 144-Mile On track to Be Game-Changer for Missouri
December 14, 2021
Governor Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources announced that they have officially railbanked the 144-mile Rock Island Railroad corridor
Graphic by RTC, photo courtesy Missouri Rock Island Trail Inc.
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2021 Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report
May 01, 2021
This report, Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment, was originally published by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) in May 2019. This updated version was published in May 2021.
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30th Street Corridor Shared-Use Trail Preliminary Feasibility Study
December 16, 2020
The 30th Street Industrial Corridor has a rich history as an industrial and manufacturing employment hub west and northwest of downtown Milwaukee, particularly for Milwaukee’s African American community.
View of the 30th Street corridor in Milwaukee, looking south from the North Avenue Bridge (taken in July 2020) | Courtesy RTC
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Connecting Cleveland to Pittsburgh by Trail
March 18, 2020
This feasibility study outlines the path forward and the potential in connecting Cleveland and Pittsburgh over 200+ miles of multiuse trails in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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Rail-Trail Cases That Have Shaped the Movement
February 20, 2020
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act (1968), Rails to Trails magazine sat down with Ferster to talk about some of the cases that have shaped the movement—as well as the monumental importance of railbanking, which—born from the National Trails System Act in 1983—has helped facilitate the creation of thousands of miles of rail-trails to date.
Andrea Ferster | Photo by Eli Griffen
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Illinois’ MCT Goshen Trail
January 13, 2020
With a newly opened extension of the MCT Goshen Trail, travelers can now also access neighboring St. Clair County by trail for the first time. Providing even more transit options for locals, many of St. Clair County’s trails are being developed to intertwine with MetroLink, the region’s light rail system.
MCT Goshen Trail | Photo courtesy Metro East Park & Recreation District