“Maximize Federal Funding for your Trail”
This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP‐21
Speakers: Brighid O’Keane, Advocacy Advance Program Manager, Alliance for Biking and Walking; Darren Flusche, Policy Director, League of American Bicyclists
This session will begin with an overview of the new transportation law, MAP‐21, to heighten understanding of the new bill, programs, and opportunities for biking and walking trails. It will address why some communities use the full range of federal transportation funding programs for bicycling and walking instead of relying on a limited number of dedicated sources by:
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.
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) calls on all trail organizations and trail enthusiasts to take action immediately to continue and to expand the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), the national trails assistance program that aids all trail activities nationwide through use of federal non-highway recreational fuel taxes.
Statewide organizations are well positioned to improve state-level policies that impact funding processes and to share best practices with regions.