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Focus Term: RAISE

18 Months In: What’s the Impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Trails, Walking and Biking?
June 23, 2023
In the time since the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has passed, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and partners know more about what’s possible and what work lies ahead following initial rounds of funding for many of the programs included.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Jason Cohn
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Launches New Initiative to Accelerate the Development of America’s Walking and Biking Infrastructure
January 19, 2023
Hundreds of public leaders, trail advocates and professionals join forces in new TrailNation™ Collaborative to leverage trail funding.
2018 TrailNation Summit | Photo courtesy RTC
Putting Unprecedented Federal Funding for Trails and Active Transportation to Work
December 09, 2022
RTC policy analysts have studied the ins and outs of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that includes about $1.44 billion in annual funding for TA projects.
Mount Vernon Trail in Virginia | Photo by Milo Allerton
New Federal Funding for Safe Walking and Biking Routes Could Help Meet Booming Demand
September 12, 2022
This summer, developments in federal funding for trails, walking and biking illustrated both the urgency communities are feeling to provide 1) safe and connected active-transportation infrastructure, and 2) more tangible opportunities to invest in the infrastructure their residents are demanding.
Along the Wendy Park Bridge and Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail in Ohio | Courtesy Cleveland Metroparks
FY22 Raise Grants Underscore Urgency to Invest in Safe, Connected Active Transportation Infrastructure for All Communities
August 11, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FY22 RAISE grants accounted for the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians, demonstrating exceptional demand for trails
Noa Banayan's bike at the Capitol | Photo by Noa Banayan
Spring News from the State Legislatures
April 06, 2022
Depending on where you live, this time of year may mean the prolonged dregs of winter, early signs of Spring, or some variation on “mud season.” But for most of the country—regardless of climate or geography—it’s also the height of the state legislative season. Most states’ general assemblies are part-time, and generally convene in the early part of each calendar year. All but a handful of states are currently in session. So what does this mean for trails and active transportation funding in states?
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge connecting Iowa and Nebraska | Photo by TrailLink user thejake91739
USDOT’s Current RAISE Funding Opportunity Is Best Chance Yet to Secure Big Investments in Connected, Safe Walking and Biking Routes
February 08, 2022
This round of RAISE funding promises to be your best chance yet to secure $5 million to $25 million to build your trail and other active-transportation connections.
Indianapolis Cultural Trail | Photo by TrailLink user lunariver
Making Connections on 2021’s New Rail-Trails
December 20, 2021
Below, we’ve spotlighted a handful of the exciting new rail-trails that have opened up around the country this year, as well as the broader trail networks they tie into.
Colorado's Point Alta Vista Trail | Photo by D. Scott Clark Photography, courtesy Fremont Adventure Recreation
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.”
Courtesy Getty Images
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Misses Opportunity to Prioritize Walking and Biking as Essential
August 09, 2021
The bipartisan infrastructure deal that has been painstakingly negotiated by the White House and moderates of both parties. RTC's analysis finds the end result to be lacking.