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Focus Term: Corridors and Railbanking

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
Protecting Trails in 2018: Five Ways We Mobilized in Communities This Year
November 15, 2018
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and the national trail community put itself on the front lines to protect and defend trails in 2018. Here are five ways we mobilized in communities this year.
Baltimore, Maryland | Photo by Side A Photography
The P2P: World-Class Trail Network to Kick-Start Bike Tourism Boom in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
May 17, 2018
The P2P corridor heads east out of the Ohio River port city of Parkersburg, along the North Bend Rail Trail, through small, rural communities like Cairo, West Union and Salem. Seventy-eight percent of the 150-mile West Virginia section is already complete, with a few key gaps in Wood, Harrison and Marion counties.
Railroad bridge crossing the Mon River seen from the Mon River Trail | Photo by Ella Belling
Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Rail-Trail: Bringing a world-class trail network to West Virginia
April 06, 2018
The 238-mile Parkersburg to Pittsburgh rail-trail is already nearly 80 percent complete; just a few short gaps exist in West Virginia.
Trail Geek Terminology (A Cheat-Sheet to Satisfy Your Inner Wonk)
January 29, 2018
RTC's put together this little trail-geek cheat sheet so that we can all bone up on our trail and active-transportation policy speak.
Photo Courtesy RTC
Cross Camden County Trail Feasibility Plan and Atlantic Avenue Trail FAQ
June 06, 2017
The Atlantic Avenue Trail project envisions a 12-mile biking and walking trail and is also considered a segment of the Cross-County Trail.
Connecting Chattanooga Neighborhoods by Rail-Trail: An Examination of Railroad Corridors
April 01, 2015
This report is a preliminary assessment of rail-trail and rail-with-trail opportunities in Chattanooga, TN.
Working with Railroads to Build Trails in New York State
January 01, 2008
The Working with Railroads to Build Trails helps local trail advocates interact with railroad companies when pursuing a trail.
Considering Contamination in a Rail-Trail Conversion
December 09, 2004
This report discusses how construction of a trail on an abandoned rail corridor involves cleanup of toxic metals, chemicals and contaminants.
Understanding Environmental Contaminants: Lessons Learned and Guidance to Keep Your Rail-Trail Project on Track
September 24, 2004
This report serves as a national resource guide to assist communities in utilizing new and existing brownfield programs to understand and address environmental clean-up issues that may inhibit the conversion of unused rail rights-of-way