Information: Resources you can use
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
National Scenic Byways Program News
You can find National Scenic Byways Program news at http://www.bywaysonline.org/program/bulletin/.
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.
RTP List Updates Reminder: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/rtpstate.cfm
Please check your State's entry and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have changes or updates.
NOTE: FHWA email addresses are changing from @fhwa.dot.gov to @dot.gov.