The passing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) means that our work has just begun to make sure that state and local partners can make the most of new funding opportunities. Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to hear what comes next for federal funding and discuss how your trail and active transportation projects can meet the moment. We will explore new opportunities created by changes in funding levels for the Transportation Alternatives program, an emphasis on active transportation in RAISE and other new funding programs.
Kevin Mills, RTC’s vice president of policy, is joined by Mary Ellen Koontz, RTC’s trail funding advocacy manager, Patrick Wojahn, RTC’s director of government relations, and Marianne Fowler, RTC’s senior strategist for policy advocacy, to discuss new funding opportunities and answer your questions.
- RTC Trails Transform America page: https://www.railstotrails.org/policy/trailstransform/
- RTC funding pages: https://rtc.li/funding
- RTC BIL eligibilities PDF: https://www.railstotrails.org/media/1167725/bil_eligibilities_2021final.pdf
- RTC Transportation Alternatives Program and TrADE links:
- Recreational Trails Program link: https://www.railstotrails.org/policy/trailstransform/recreational-trails-program/
- RTC TrailBlog:https://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/2022/february/08/usdot-s-current-raise-funding-opportunity-is-best-chance-yet-to-secure-big-investments-in-connected-safe-walking-and-biking-routes/
- USDOT’s State-by-State Fact Sheets – highlighting benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL): https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/usdot-releases-state-state-fact-sheets-highlighting-benefits-bipartisan