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Focus Term: Threats to Trail Building

Illinois’ Hennepin Canal Parkway
March 11, 2019
Now, with its 112-year history, the Hennepin Canal Parkway seems a natural for its latest chapter—as a “gateway trail” in the nearly 4,000-mile Great American Rail-Trail, a cross-country route planned by Rails to Trails Conservancy (RTC) to stretch across the United States, from Washington, D.C., to Washington State.
Lift bridge, Hennepin Canal, night view | Courtesy of Hennepin Hundred
What the Marvin M. Brandt Case Means for America’s Rail-Trails
March 17, 2014
On March 10, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al. v. United States.
Photo © Mark Rischer
The Supreme Court Decision: How Does It Affect Rail-Trails?
March 11, 2014
On March 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case involving a rail corridor formerly on federal land that is now privately owned (Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust et al. v. United States).
Photo © Mark Rischer
Supreme Court Hands Down Disappointing Decision for Trails in U.S.
March 10, 2014
Today’s Supreme Court ruling is disappointing news for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, rail-trail advocates and trail users around the country.
Photo by Ryan Cree, courtesy RTC