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First Transportation Alternatives Funding Cycle Since BIL Shows Room for Improvement
September 21, 2023
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) celebrated a 70% increase in funding alongside policy changes that support equity, connectivity and maintenance priorities.
California's San Diego Creek Trail | Photo by Kevin Belanger
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The Critical Role of Active Transportation in the Federal Carbon Reduction Program
June 27, 2023
The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), which provides $6.4 billion in formula funds over five years, and requires 65% of funds to be suballocated based on population.
Herring Run Trail in Baltimore, MD | Photo by Side A Photography
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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
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Wisconsin’s Ozaukee Interurban Trail
April 07, 2023
This is the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, a paved, 30-mile route flanking the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan through the northern suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's Ozaukee Interurban Trail in Cedarburg | Photo courtesy Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department
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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
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Trail Moments | Safe Trails Save Lives
May 17, 2022
In New Jersey 82% of fatalities are on state, county and municipal roads. A disproportionate number of these deaths are pedestrians.
New Jersey's Henry Hudson Trail | Photo by Avery Harmon
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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
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A Look Ahead for the Trails Movement in 2022 and Beyond
December 21, 2021
As we look ahead, we see opportunity and potential in the work and in the inspiration provided by the partners, friends and advocates with whom we share our collective vision.
Richmond Greenway | Courtesy RTC
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Here Are Six Reasons Rails-to-Trails Is Celebrating This Year
December 10, 2021
A year of positive momentum. That’s how we'd describe 2021, which—despite many challenges and much uncertainty—still came with so much hope and progress for trails and those who made them happen.
White River State Trail, part of the Route of the Badger trail network | Photo by TrailLink user lkgatu
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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