Radisson Hotel City Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana
Organized by the National Association of State Trail Administrators
and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Stuart Macdonald, National Association of State Trail Administrators (NASTA) and Christopher Douwes, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) opened the meeting. Attendees introduced themselves. Some States were not able to attend because out-of-State travel restrictions. There were many new Administrators; many others had retired or taken other jobs since the previous meeting in November 2002.
The primary purpose of the meeting was to provide training for State trails program staff on current aspects of the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), including changes that may result from reauthorization of the program under new surface transportation legislation. This was an opportunity for problem solving on specific RTP requirements and to share ideas on more effective use of resources.