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Focus Term: Policy/Advocacy

WEBINAR – Take Advantage of Dedicated Active Transportation Connectivity Funding
January 24, 2024
During this webinar, attendees learned tips from RTC and partners for taking advantage of the new Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) and perspectives on the importance of having a dedicated funding source for connected trail and active transportation networks.
WEBINAR – Playbook in Action: Building Investment Strategies that Unlock Funding
December 13, 2023
How to build an investment strategy that combines and leverages multiple funding sources for long-term success.
WEBINAR – How to Advocate for Biking, Walking and Trail Funding: Best Practices for 2024 State Legislative Sessions
November 29, 2023
During this webinar, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) and partners discussed preparing your active transportation and trail asks for upcoming state legislative sessions, most of which will occur in the winter and spring of 2024.
Transportation Alternatives Spending Report FY22
September 12, 2023
The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) in 2021 was an important milestone for trails, walking and biking infrastructure in the United States.
Unlocking the Economic & Community Development Potential of IHTC Trails
August 01, 2023
Strategies for unlocking the community and economic development potential of IHTC trails.
WEBINAR – Delivering on the Potential of Federal Infrastructure Investments
July 13, 2023
Join RTC and partners from across the country about what it will take—and what’s already working—to transform the funding models in ways that are sustainable and prioritize trail and active transportation networks.
WEBINAR – TrailNation Playbook in Action: Creating Engagement Moments that Accelerate Your Trail Network
June 28, 2023
Explore the different ways that communities across the country have leveraged existing moments and new opportunities to engage their residents
Webinar – Investing in Active Transportation to Reduce Carbon: Innovative State and Regional Programs
June 21, 2023
During this webinar, RTC staff engaged in a discussion with Florida DOT Chief Planner, Huiwei Shen, and Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG) Project and Program Delivery Manager, Todd Cottrell, to find out how they invest federal and state carbon reduction funding in active transportation.
Webinar – How to Make your Safe Streets and Roads for All Application Successful
June 06, 2023
In this webinar, panelists walked through the SS4A application process, discussed why trails and active transportation were important components of their projects and highlighted elements of their applications that made them successful in the FY2022 funding round.
New Federal Grants Elevate Trail and Active Transportation Systems as Essential Infrastructure in Addressing Traffic Fatalities
February 03, 2023
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s analysis finds that 46% of Safe Streets and Roads for All Construction Grants Address the Need for Traffic-Separated Walking and Biking Routes
Young Woman on Bicycle Waiting at crosswalk - Photo courtesy Getty Images