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Here Are Six Reasons Rails-to-Trails Is Celebrating This Year
December 10, 2021
A year of positive momentum. That’s how we'd describe 2021, which—despite many challenges and much uncertainty—still came with so much hope and progress for trails and those who made them happen.
White River State Trail, part of the Route of the Badger trail network | Photo by TrailLink user lkgatu
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.”
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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
Tom Petri Awards Honor 13 Outstanding Trail Projects and Programs in 2021
November 11, 2021
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) honored this year’s recipients of the Tom Petri Recreational Trails Program Annual Achievement Awards.
Vermilion River Regional Greenway in Minnesota | Photo by TrailLink user travistschepen
The Build Back Better Act Could Create New Opportunities for Trail and Active Transportation Funding
November 06, 2021
The Build Back Better Act includes programs that address critical transportation and infrastructure issues, such as economic development, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and equity.
Georgia's Silver Comet Trail | Photo by Seth Holladay
Close Ties: Louisiana Bootlace Trail Network
October 26, 2021
Trail advocates in Louisiana are coming together with a vision to create a 100-miles-plus trail network loop that will lace together a dozen parishes.
Part of the developing Louisiana Bootlace Trail Network, New Orleans’ Wisner Trail is nestled between two popular recreational amenities - City Park and Bayou St. John. Photo by Jennifer Ruley, courtesy City of New Orleans.
House Committee Passes Reconciliation Bill Prioritizing Funding for Equity and Climate Reforms that Bolster Active Transportation
September 15, 2021
It’s critical that we tell Capitol Hill Democrats that passing a reconciliation bill that builds equity and climate solutions into transportation policy.
Photo courtesy RTC
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Misses Opportunity to Prioritize Walking and Biking as Essential
August 09, 2021
RTC's analysis finds the Bipartisan infrastructure deal misses opportunity to prioritize walking and biking as essential.
Despite Earlier Fears, the State of State Trail Funding Looks Strong
August 04, 2021
As of the summer of 2021, the state of trails in the states is much stronger than we anticipated.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail | Photo by Indiana Cultural Trail, Inc.
On the Verge of a Trails, Walking and Biking Revolution
June 15, 2021
For years, the team at RTC has championed the need for transformative federal transportation policies alongside partners in the field and on Capitol Hill.
Photo courtesy RTC