Rail-Trail Report

Indiana's Cardinal Greenway | Photo by Angie Pool, Courtesy Cardinal Greenways Inc.

RTC has had a national impact at a scale like few other nonprofit organizations. We serve as the sector’s leader in advocacy, trail development, communications and movement building—supporting America’s communities in the creation of 40,000 miles of multiuse trails to date, including 25,000 miles+ of rail-trails. View some recent highlights.

Ryan Chao on What’s Ahead for Trails and Active Transportation

Check out this recent discussion with RTC President Ryan Chao on what’s ahead for trails and active transportation. The trails movement requires vision, action and commitment—qualities that have been driving the organization since 1986. Find out more about the organization’s priorities!

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A Conversation With 2021 Rail-Trail Champion Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

RTC named Indiana Gov. Eric J.  Holcomb as the 2021 Doppelt Family Rail-Trail Champion for his leadership in accelerating trail development across the state. We connected with Gov. Holcomb about his accomplishments, the innovative Next Level Trails program and plans to complete Indiana’s section of the Great American Rail-Trail.

Indiana's Year of the Trails Kick-Off Celebration

Indiana’s “Year of the Trails” kicked off in October, marking a year-long focus on the importance of the state’s visionary trail system. Events held across the Hoosier State have been designed to bring trail supporters together with members of the Indiana Trails Caucus and community leaders in celebration of the state’s growing trail network. Check out this video to learn more about Indiana’s trail progress.

Celebrate Momentum on the Great American Rail-Trail

Join Great American Rail-Trail Project Manager Kevin Belanger and project partners across the country in celebrating the progress made on this epic 3,700-mile cross-country route in 2021. To date, the Great American is 53% complete, with eight of the 12 host states across the route introducing new trail segments since the launch in 2019, and some $54,000,000 in public and private funds being raised for new trail segments.


Support RTC and a National Network of Trails

At RTC, we are building a nation connected by trails. We reimagine public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors. With more than 1 million grassroots supporters, our focus is on linking these corridors—currently 40,000 miles of rail-trails and multiuse trails, and growing—and bringing transformative benefits to communities across the America.