This session describes Federal surface transportation programs that fund trail projects for transportation and recreation.
by Christopher Douwes, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration, Laura Toole, Planning and Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, D’Juan Hammonds, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
The Federal Highway Administration’s transportation programs can help create safe, accessible, attractive, and environmentally- sensitive communities where people want to live, work, and recreate.
These unique trails, partially funded by Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants, promote the importance of literacy, a healthy lifestyle, and connecting with nature.
These Trail User Survey examples show how trails across the country are listening to their trail users to gather data for funding, maintenance, events, and more.
The Ford Motor Company will make a donation to American Trails via the Bronco Wild Fund to support on-the-ground trail projects across America.
Designing trail bridges based on trail-specific Trail Management Objectives (TMOs) is essential for providing the desired trail experience, for ensuring user safety, and for maximizing bridge longevity.