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Focus Term: Economic Impact

Five Years Of Progress On Great American Rail-Trail Elevates National Impact Of Active Transportation Infrastructure
May 08, 2024
RTC marked 5th anniversary of the Great American Rail-Trail alongside Warrior Expeditions, REI Co-op, members of Congress and state officials.
Warrior Expeditions bike ride to commemorate 5th anniversary of Great American Rail-Trail | Photo by Mariah Miranda Photography
Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment 2024
May 07, 2024
The Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment 2024 outlines 2,059 miles of existing trails and 1,688 miles of identified trail gaps.
Nebraska’s Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail | Photo by TrailLink user mbcallawa
American Icon: The Great American Rail-Trail Is on Its Way to Fulfilling a Cross-Country Vision
May 07, 2024
Five years after launch, the Great American Rail-Trail is on its way to fulfilling a cross-country vision. See updates across the route.
Eastern Continental Divide tunnel along the Great Allegheny Passage ( | Photo courtesy Dave Majors
Unlocking the Economic & Community Development Potential of IHTC Trails
August 01, 2023
RTC's “Unlocking the Economic Potential of IHTC Trails” project hopes to renew the coalition’s pursuit of a more prosperous region.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Renee Rosensteel
Heritage Rail Trail County Park: 2022 User Survey And Economic Impact Analysis
May 01, 2023
Each survey was designed to monitor trail user characteristics and the economic impact of the rail trail.
New Study Illustrates Economic Potential of the Great American Rail-Trail
May 17, 2022
Great American Rail-Trail, the nation’s first cross-country multiuse trail, will unlock more than $229 million in spending each year.
Wyoming's Casper Rail Trail | Photo Courtesy of Platte River Rail Trail Trust
Regional Trail Network Creates New Recreation and Active Transportation Access for Millions of Bay Area Residents, With Potential Statewide Economic Impact of $6.6 Billion Annually
January 12, 2022
RTC calls for $2 billion investment in connected trails and active transportation infrastructure, advancing regional trail network.
San Francisco Bay Trail | Photo by Cindy Barks
New Report Finds 35-Mile Citywide Trail System Can Generate Millions in Economic Opportunity and Inclusive Growth in Baltimore
October 15, 2020
Investment in Baltimore Greenway Trails Network will connect 75 neighborhoods with safe, healthy transportation and recreation options.
Photo by Side A Photography
Capital Trails Network Cost Estimate
November 20, 2019
This cost estimate is the next step in supporting the completion of the Capital Trails Network and providing safe access to reliable transportation and open space for the more than 6 million people in the region.
New Research Finds Public Investment in Trails, Walking and Biking Infrastructure Delivers Potential Economic Benefits of $138.5 Billion Annually
October 15, 2019
RTC's newest study, “Active Transportation Transforms America,” provides nation’s most comprehensive analysis of trails.
Bicyclist near Capitol Building - Photo courtesy D.C. Department of Transportation