Skip to content

Focus Term: State and Federal Programs

Advocates Collaborate to Effectively Manage and Develop Ohio’s Statewide Trails Network
April 10, 2023
The Ohio Trails Partnership and RTC marked the 6th anniversary of the Ohio's Legislative Trails Caucus by calling on legislators to strategically invest in the statewide trails system.
Heartland Trail | Photo by TrailLink user jennijjr
Advocates Amplify Indiana Governor’s Call for $50 Million Investment in Next Level Trails Program
March 14, 2023
The Greenways Foundation of Indiana and RTC urge legislature to bolster statewide trail fund for Next Level Trails Program.
Indiana’s Cardinal Greenway | Photo by Tony Valainis, courtesy RTC
Groups Call on Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro to Prioritize Investment in State’s Active Transportation Infrastructure
February 22, 2023
Recommendations to accelerate trail networks to address economic development, climate resiliency, mobility and bike/ped safety.
New Jersey's D&R Canal State Park Trail is part of the Circuit Trails network | Photo courtesy Daniel Paschall
Massive Investments in Trails to Connect Millions in California With Safe Community Paths
December 19, 2022
California approved a record-breaking $1.02 billion of investments in California trails for walking, biking and trail projects.
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail | Photo courtesy City of Monterey
Biden Administration Reestablishes Important Tool to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 07, 2022
RTC is urging all our supporters to once again weigh in with FHWA to say that trails matter, and that state DOTs should set goals and show if they are making progress toward a more sustainable transportation system by funding trails, walking and bicycling.
Courtesy Getty Images
New Guidance for Transportation Alternatives: Transformative Funding for Trails, Walking and Biking
April 07, 2022
Last week, the federal officials released new guidance on the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside.
Herring Run Trail | Side A Photography
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
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
Analysis: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes With New Opportunities for Trails, Walking and Biking
November 06, 2021
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (H.R.3684).
Photo courtesy RTC
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.