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.
Encouraging that HR 5797, “The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Full Funding Act of 2020” be included in the transportation reauthorization bill currently being drafted
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, provides the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to strengthen communities.
The Trail Challenge is a “call to action” for all of us to work together to achieve a sustainable trail system by increasing our collective capacity to care for trails and by increasing on-the-ground results through shared stewardship of trails.
On behalf of the thousands of diverse trail users our collective organizations represent, we urge appropriators to adequately invest in our nation’s trails.