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RTP and TE Update - April 2006

April 21

Information: Resources you can use

  1. Apportionment Notices
  2. RTP Advisory Committee Expenses
  3. Nationwide Trails Training Article
  4. George Schoener Retires
  5. National Scenic Byways Program News
  6. Conferences and Events
  7. Staffnet Updates

  1. Apportionments Notices
    We updated the Apportionment Notice link from www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/funding/. FHWA Apportionment Notices are posted at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/ under the N4510 series. CANCELLED notices often link to their replacement notices: cancelled Notice N 4510.569 [issued Oct 1, 2005] links to Notice N 4510.595: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510595.htm.

  2. RTP Advisory Committee Expenses
    We posted results of our December 2005 survey on how States cover RTP advisory committee expenses. See http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/guidance/state_practices/stac_exp.cfm. If you want to provide your State's information, or correct your information, please respond to jonathan.leclere@dot.gov.

  3. Nationwide Trails Training Article
    Stuart Macdonald wrote an informative article on trails training. See http://www.americantrails.org/nttp/trainopps06.html. The National Trails Training Partnership updated its website: http://www.NTTP.net.

  4. George Schoener Retires
    When the Recreational Trails Program first began, it was housed in FHWA's Intermodal and Statewide Programs Division. Our Division Chief was George Schoener. George moved on in 2002 to be the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy with the USDOT. George is retiring April 2006. See http://www.bywaysonline.org/program/bulletin/200604/ for more information.

  5. National Scenic Byways Program News
    You can find National Scenic Byways Program news at http://www.bywaysonline.org/program/bulletin/.

  6. Conferences and Events
    See http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/rtevents.cfm for some national conferences and events. For additional conferences and training, see http://www.americantrails.org/Calendar.html.

    May 5-7: Historic Trails Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri's Quarterage Hotel of Westport. http://www.nationaltrailspartnership.org

    June 3: National Trails Day: http://www.americanhiking.org/events/ntd/index.html

    June 7-11: International Snowmobile Congress: http://vtvast.org/ISC_06/ISC_Info.htm.

    June 20-23: IMBA Summit / World Mountain Bike Conference: http://www.worldmountainbikeconference.com/conferencehome.asp. IMBA has a scholarship program to cover registration fees. Applications are due May 1.

    August 3-5, 2006: Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference: http://www.southeasternequestriantrails.com/. Early registration ends May 15.

    September 5-8, 2006: ProWalk/ProBike: http://www.bikewalk.org/PWPB2006/index.html.

    October 18-19: State Trail Administrators Meeting: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/stam_2006/

    October 19-22: National Trails Symposium: http://www.americantrails.org/quad/index.html.
  7. RTP List Updates Reminder: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/rtpstate.cfm
    Please check your State's entry and contact jonathan.leclere@dot.gov if you have changes or updates.
    NOTE: FHWA email addresses are changing from @fhwa.dot.gov to @dot.gov.

Updated: 04/02/2014
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