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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. RTC’s mission, and its value, is magnified in urban areas, where one mile of trail can completely redefine the livability of a community. Where trails are more than just recreational amenities, creating opportunities for active transportation and physical activity—improving our health and wellbeing—as they safely connect us to jobs, schools, businesses, parks, and cultural institutions in our own neighborhoods and beyond.




Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

National Headquarters: 2121 Ward Court NW, 5th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
(202) 331-9696
[email protected]


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Resources & trainings by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

  • Make it Count: Collecting and Applying Trail Count Data
  • Trails Count: Getting the Most Out of Trail Use Data
  • Submit Your Trail Infrastructure Projects for CARES Act Funding
  • Advancing Trails Through Maps, Apps, and Analysis Tools
  • Common Ground: Shared Goals for the Trails and Health Communities
  • The Great American Rail-Trail
  • Getting State Legislators Excited About Trails: Caucuses and "Active" Advocacy
  • An Empire State of Trails: Creating New Trails and Connecting Existing Networks
  • Shared-Use Trail Maintenance
  • Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned
  • A Cross-Country Trail to Connect a Nation: The Great American Rail-Trail
  • Engage Your Elected Officials! The Importance of Political Leadership
  • Creating the Next Generation of Trail Planning Tools
  • Ways and Means of Expanding Trail Funding
  • The Payoff of Trails
  • Six Myths of Community Trails: The Case of Bonneville Shoreline Trail
  • The FAST Act

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