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Focus Term: Funding

Tapping into Federal Funding: Five Trail Tales of Success
May 28, 2020
For nearly three decades, Transportation Alternatives (TA) has been the largest source of federal funding for trails and active transportation, providing more than $15 billion for more than 36,000 projects.
Flint Hills Trail State Park | Courtesy Kansas Tourism
As California ATP Cycle 5 Kicks Off—Here’s a Snapshot of Some Success Stories
April 08, 2020
On March 26, California released a call for projects for the next round of the Active Transportation Program (ATP)—the state’s largest single source of funding for trails and walking and biking projects.
Bicycle riders enjoying a new section of the Miners Ravine Trail in Roseville, California | Courtesy City of Roseville
New Hampshire’s Londonderry Rail Trail
April 06, 2020
About a 45-mile drive northwest of Boston, the Londonderry Rail Trail in the quaint southern New Hampshire town of Londonderry offers locals a slice of tranquility in an otherwise upside-down world with a 4.5-mile jaunt through verdant forests and wildlife-rich wetlands and along scenic ponds.
Recently completed Cohas section of the Londonderry Rail Trail | Courtesy Londonderry Trailways
California Invests Over a Half-Billion Dollars for Low-Stress Active Transportation Projects
March 19, 2020
California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created in 2013 to increase the safety and mobility of active transportation users and increase bicycling and walking mode shares.
California's Iron Horse Regional Trail | Photo by TrailLink user tommyonbike
North Carolina’s Thermal Belt Rail Trail
February 11, 2020
Today, the 13.58-mile Thermal Belt Rail Trail lies where the old Southern Railroad, and later the Thermal Belt Railway, once ran. The trail has been a boon for Rutherford County on a number of levels.
Thermal Belt Rail Trail bridge over Highway 74 | Photo by Dana Bradley
Active Transportation Transforms America Report
October 15, 2019
Mode shift leads to fewer cars on clogged roads while also creating a transportation environment that favors physical activity.
Wyoming’s Platte River Trail
June 07, 2019
A momentary pause on the Platte River Trail might yield a glimpse of a pronghorn antelope or mule deer darting through the underbrush, or an eagle or osprey searching for a meal in the river.
Along the Platte River Trail by the Tate Pumphouse | Photo courtesy Platte River Trails
RTC’s Doppelt Fund Supports 10 Multiuse Trail Projects in 2019
May 30, 2019
With National Trails Day just around the corner, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grant program!
Potential Midtown Greenway extension over the Mississippi River | Photo courtesy Midtown Greenways Coalition
California Invests Big in Trails, Demonstrates Growing Statewide Demand for Walking and Biking Infrastructure
March 29, 2019
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently approved more than $280 million in Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding (Cycle 4) to support 59 trail, walking and biking projects throughout the state, with about half—some $139 million—going to trails and separated bikeway projects (hereafter collectively referred to as “trails”).
Skunk Train passing on Willits Rail-Trail | Photo by Laura Cohen
Pennsylvania’s Mahoning Shadow Trail
February 12, 2019
Learn how the legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil helped create the Pennsylvania's Mahoning Shadow Trail in RTC's trail of the month feature.
Photo by Jeff London