The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is an assistance program of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The RTP provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for motorized and nonmotorized recreational trail uses.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) reauthorized the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) through Federal fiscal years 2013 and 2014 as a setaside from the new Transportation Alternatives Program.
Brief description, talking points, and key links for the Recreational Trails Program.
Description of the Recreational Trails Program.
TrailLink 2005, Federal Highway Administration Presentation
Cynthia J Burbank, Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty
Recreational Trails Program Project Database and Report on State Trail Projects
This database of projects funded under the Recreational Trails Program has been compiled by the Coalition for Recreational Trails from reports supplied by State trail administrators. The report for FHWA documents RTP accomplishments on projects from 1993 through 2010.
Annual Achievement Awards Presented by the Coalition for Recreational Trails
The Coalition for Recreational Trails (CRT) recognizes outstanding RTP projects through its Annual Achievement Awards.
Funding and Program Authorization and other related legislative provisions.
Executive Order 13195: Trails for America in the 21st Century
To achieve the common goal of better establishing and operating America's national system of trails.
Memorandum of Understanding for the Administration and Management of National Historic and National Scenic Trails (in effect 2001 to 2006) [EXPIRED]
Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Public Health and Recreation (HTML / PDF 54 KB)
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Interior, Army, and Transportation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote uses and benefits of the Nation's public lands and water resources to enhance the physical and mental health and well being of all Americans, through sound nutrition, physical activity, and recreation in America's great outdoors. See Recreational Trails Program - Related Links for links to trail-related recreation resources.
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