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Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned


The authors would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this report:

Doug Andrews, Operation Lifesaver Delaware
John Balicki, Maine Department of Transportation
Sgt. Belden, City of San Fernando, California
Robert Bernard, Portland (OR) Office of Transportation
Thomas Brooks, Alaska Railroad Corporation
Ron Campbell, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin
Lionel Carver, City of Augusta, Maine
Officer Joe Cepeda, Seattle Police Department
George Church, Westmoreland Cty. (PA) Industrial Development Authority
Andy Clarke, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Byron Cole, Ballard Terminal Railroad
Mark Conley, City of Kirkland, Washington
Seth M. Corwin, Operation Lifesaver New York
Michael Coty, City of Gardner, Maine
J.M. (Mike) Cowles, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company
John Dinning, Canadian National/Illinois Central Railway
Stephen Dockter, Columbus (GA) Consolidated Governments
Sylvanus Doughty, Citizens in Defense of Common Sense
Lt. John Drum, City of Portland, Oregon
Kevin Fazzini, Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania
G. Thomas Foggin III, Department of Geography, The George Washington University
Marianne Fowler, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Edwin Galvez, City of San Fernando, California
Bill Gentilman, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
Bruce F. George, Federal Railroad Administration, retired
Mary Jean Gilman, Missoula (MT) Parks & Recreation Department
Gerri Hall, Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
Joshua Hart, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
W. Stephen Head, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Lt. Dewayne Herbert, Norristown (PA) Police Department

Larry Hodes, Coalition for the Metropolitan Branch Trail, Washington Bicyclist Association (WABA)
Steve Jantz, City of Carlsbad, California
Kenyon Karl
Richard Kotan, Omaha Public Power District
Roy Lapota, City of Newark, Delaware
Constable William Law, Canadian Pacific Railway Police
Earl Leach, Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP
Josh Lehman, Massachusetts Highway Planning
Sergeant Curtis Lockette, Columbus (GA) Consolidated Governments Police Department
Cpl. Christopher Lynch, Burlington (VT) Police Department
Michael Maher, Transplan PTY Ltd.
Richard Mather, R.A. Mather & Associates, Ltd.
Ron Mathieu, Southern California Regional Rail Authority/Metrolink
Sil Mazzella, City of Gaylord, Michigan
Sheriff James McBride, Otsego County, Michigan
Robert D. McCarthey, CIC, McCarthy Rail Insurance Managers
Mike McGinley, Southern California Regional Rail Authority/Metrolink
Sgt. Phillip McMillion, City of Gaylord, Michigan
Paul Meijer, Coalition of the Metropolitan Branch Trail
Zigisha Mhaskar, North County (CA) Transit District
Joe Moore, Grapevine (TX) Parks & Recreation Department
Jim Moorehead, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Wisconsin
Hugh Morris, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Assistant Chief Wesley Mott, Columbus (GA) Consolidated Governments Police Department
Detective Bob Murphy, City of Grapevine (TX) Police Department
Capt. William Nufoski, City of Newark, Delaware
Daniel O'Brien, Massachusetts Dep't of Environmental Management
Luisa Paiewonsky, Mass Highway Bureau of Transportation Planning
Dave Papworth, North County (CA) Transit District

Naresh Patel, Southern California Regional Rail Authority/Metrolink
Jack Paulik, Five Star Trail
John Perlic, Parametrix, Inc
Jim Raffa, Reading & Northern Railroad
Jennifer Rice, Redwood Community Action Agency
Lt. Denis Riel, Lincoln (RI) Police Department
Malcome Ritchie, Ohio Central Railroad
Paula Rougny
Dick Samuels, Oregon Pacific Railroad
Mike Scime, Indiana DOT, Railroad Section Manager
Deborah Sedares, Providence & Worcester Railroad
Jan Seidner, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Joe Simon, Kirkland (WA) Police Dept
Bruce Sleeper, JBG&H
P. Conrad Smith, Mesa Design Group
Phil Smith, City of Missoula, Montana
Russell Spinney, Maine Department of Transportation
John Stevens, Friends of the Riverfront
Les Town, Amtrak
Skip Tracy, City of Irvine, California
Dr. Jurg Tschopp, VCS Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz
Richard van Buskirk, Lake State Railroad
Stephen Vance, San Diego Association of Governments
Francoise Vermette, Velo Quebec
Officer Mark Warrington, City of Portland, Oregon
Robert Whalen, Burlington (VT) Parks & Recreation
Chip Willett, Willett Company
Phillip Williams, Maryland Mass Transit Administration
John Wood, Montgomery County (PA) Planning Commission
Tom Zeinz, Canadian National Railway
Lambri Zerva P.E., Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The authors also thank U.S. Department of Transportation staff who assisted in this project, as well as those who provided substantive comments and insights throughout this process, but chose to remain anonymous.

Updated: 2/11/2014
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