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Missouri’s Rock Island Trail State Park: Building Miles and Momentum
July 09, 2024
The Katy Trail State Park and Rock Island Trail State Park would form a trail loop of almost 450 miles—something unique to the world.
Groundbreaking in Owensville, Missouri, along the developing Rock Island Trail State Park | Photo courtesy Friends of Rock Island Trail State Park
Federal RAISE Grants Illustrate Widespread Demand for Infrastructure That Makes It Safer and Easier to Walk and Bike in Communities Nationwide
June 27, 2024
RTC analysis Finds RAISE Grant Awards Address Needs of Bicyclists and Pedestrians, and Many Fill Gaps in Active Transportation Networks
Herring Run Trail | Side A Photography
Webinar – Overcoming Barriers: Innovative Practices to Securing Federal Funding
June 13, 2024
This dialogue featured an interactive discussion that explored the barriers to accessing federal funding for trail and active transportation networks. Panelists delved into the various ways grant applicants can overcome barriers ranging from finding local matching funds to meeting environmental and labor requirements.
Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program Factsheet
April 12, 2024
Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program factsheet (ATIIP) unlocks the benefits of active transportation, safety and equity.
West Virginia's Caperton Trail | Video still courtesy RTC
USDOT Doubles Down on Connected Walking and Biking Infrastructure as Essential to America’s Mobility
March 14, 2024
Over $830 million in one-time funding awarded through the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods program will advance projects.
Milwaukee Trail in Missoula, Montana | Photo by Kevin Belle
Alaska’s Campbell Creek Trail
March 12, 2024
The 7.5-mile Campbell Creek Trail follows Campbell Creek from the Chugach Mountain foothills ending at Campbell Lake.
Winter Bike to Work Day along Alaska's Campbell Creek Trail | Courtesy Anchorage Park Foundation
Five Ways to Grow Support for Trails, Walking and Biking
February 09, 2024
Here are five ways you can become a changemaker for trails, and help build even more momentum for trails and active transportation networks.
Large crowd celebrating the opening of Michigan's southwest greenway
Leveraging This Moment for Impact
February 06, 2024
Over the past several years, these are all ways we’ve described the momentum driving the national movement to connect the nation by trail.
Group on trail - Photo courtesy Getty Images
Tapping Into Opportunity: RTC’s Strategic Priorities
January 11, 2024
RTC has been focused on building a nation connected by trails, spreading trails across the country to bring new potential to communities.
Happy multiracial women having fun embracing each outside - Photo courtesy Getty Images
A Cultural Shift as America’s Trail Networks Take Hold
December 14, 2023
It has been described as a “tipping point,” “critical mass” and “milestone” achievement. Regardless of what it’s called, there’s no doubt that the proliferation of trail networks around the United States is significant.
Chuck Huckelberry Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications