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IHTC Case Study
February 16, 2024
Completing IHTC's Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor will bolster existing trail-oriented economic development strategies in West Virginia.
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Here Are Five Fantastic New Rail-Trails That Opened in 2023
December 11, 2023
Here we spotlight a handful of the exciting new rail-trails that opened in 2023.
New York's Adirondack Rail Trail ribbon cutting | Photo courtesy New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s Panhandle Trail
September 12, 2023
Stretching 29.2 miles through small towns and the countryside of West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, the Panhandle Trail is a key piece in connecting several longer routes, including the Great American Rail-Trail®
The Panhandle Trail passes beneath a trestle on the Montour Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman
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Unlocking the Economic & Community Development Potential of IHTC Trails
August 01, 2023
Strategies for unlocking the community and economic development potential of IHTC trails.
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Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Launch Therapeutic Bike Ride Across the Country on Great American Rail-Trail
May 16, 2023
Warrior Expeditions Great American Rail-Trail ride began in front of the Capitol | Photo by Albert Ting
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2023
May 05, 2023
RTC and its partners have defined the preferred route of the Great American Rail-Trail as more than 3,700 miles—with approximately 2,057 miles of existing trails (trails along the route that are built and maintained by dedicated teams of local staff and volunteers) and 1,696 miles of identified trail gaps.
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Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (IHTC) 10 year Evaluation & Success Strategy
February 23, 2023
This 10-Year Impact Report presents significant support for the coalition, with 95% of survey respondents finding the coalition to be helpful.
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Industrial Heartland History: Scott’s Run—the Most Diverse Coal Camp in America
February 02, 2023
Take a step inside the Scott’s Run Museum in Osage, West Virginia, on a Saturday afternoon, and you’re in for a story time like no other.
Once the most thriving coal district in the U.S., Scott’s Run fell on hard times in the 1920s. Residents who were not allowed to move to the nearby New Deal community of Arthurdale banded together, forming workers alliances and cooperatives to survive. (1937) | Photo by Lewis Hine
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Great American Rail-Trail Route Assessment Report 2022
May 11, 2022
RTC embarked on a 12-month assessment of route options using its GIS database of more than 34,000 miles of existing trails nationwide.