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2006 State Trail Administrators Meeting

Breakout Sessions

The following list of topics was presented in a survey sent out to all the States invited to attend the State Trail Administrators meeting. So far we have received fifteen (15) responses. At most, the top eight (8) rated topics will be selected as breakout sessions. We are still accepting comments so these results are not yet final.

If you would like to offer your input, please contact jonathan.leclere@dot.gov.

Topic Ratings Average Rating
State Advisory Committees (Requirements, Responsibilities, Perspectives) 5, 0, 4, 5, 5, 3, 4, 3, x, 3, 5, 5, 1, 4, 5 3.7
Travel distance models and estimating trail use 3, 3, 0, 0, 3, 1, 1, 3, 4, 1, 4, 1, 4, 3, 3 2.3

Comments: Are there simple ways to estimate trail use that don't require lots of data, models, etc? [il]

Comments: Interested in finding out different methodologies of trail measurement, on the ground, on maps, and digitally. [tn]

Dealing with conflict of interest issues in project development, evaluation, selection, and implementation. 3, 4, 2, 2, 4, 4, 1, 3, 3, 0, 4, 1, 3, 5, 5 2.9
Effective ways to get useful input from trail interests and the public 1, 3, 3, 2, 4, 5, 3, 3, 5, 3, 5, 2, 4, 3, 3 2.9
Trail carrying capacity 1, 0, 0, 3, 3, 1, 1, 4, 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 4, 1 2.2
Research and Technology Development: Current Priorities, Future Needs 4, 0, 0, 5, 3, 2, 1, 3, 5, 4, 4, 2, 5, 3, 3 2.9
Collecting data and information on trails 4, 1, 0, 3, 4, 4, 1, 3, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 2 3.5
Comments: Pennsylvania will be taking inventory of all trails in the Commonwealth and would like to know how other States have accomplished such a hugh task and how much would it cost? [pa]
Collecting non-highway recreational fuel use data 3, 1, 0, 0, 3, 3, 3, 2, 1, 4, 5, 2, 3, 2, 1 2.2

Comments: How can we help push towards a national coding system for registration and titling? [nm]

Comments: By Pennsylvania law the Department has to provide information on this to the legislature and to others every two years. We only register ATVs and snowmobiles, therefore it is extremely difficult to estimate usage from off-highway motorcycles and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Any discussion on this should also include the necessity for updating the Oak Ridge Report. [pa]

New and Emerging Technologies: Coming soon to a trail near you! 2, 1, 0, 5, 3, 4, 2, 4, 1, 4, 2, 4, 4, 3, 2 2.7
Questions and Answers on RTP project eligibility 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 3, 5, 3, 5 4.3
Comments: Would also like to see a discussion of the 95% rule of federal funds when we fund a federal agency. This seems to be a increasing difficulty for federal agencies participation in the program. [pa]
Education and Training Projects 4, 1, 5, 5, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 3, 5 3.5
Comments: Other States' criteria, application process, and examples of projects. [nm]
Rescissions 2, 5, 3, 5, 2, 2, 1, 4, 1, 4, 4, 2, 3, 3, 4 3.0
Comments: Which States, if any, had RTP rescissions in addition to the 1%? [nm]
Reimbursement Process 3, 5, 3, 5, 5, 5, 1, 2, 4, 1, 5, 1, 0, 5, 5 3.3
Comments: Especially interested in new legislation regarding eligible pre-agreement costs and how to apply to the matching share. [vt]
Updated: 10/10/2014
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