Speeding Up the Process
Standard Trail Plans and Specifications.
Presenter: James “Scott” Groenier, Project Leader – National Technology and Development Program, USDA Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service, in cooperation with FHWA Recreational Trails Program, has updated and expanded their Standard Trail Plans and Specifications to assist with the design and assembly of trail construction plan packages. They include standard plans for trails and trail bridges, standard specifications for construction of trails and trail bridges on Forest Service projects, and standard pay items.
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This updated Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned report documents how the state of the practice, perspectives, and context for rails-with-trails have evolved since 2002 and includes updated effective practices.
The Beerline Trail Neighborhood Development Project was created to ensure the next phases of trail development serve the needs of the community.
Understanding Federal Funding for Natural Surface Trails