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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 FHWA Apportionment Notices are posted at 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:

  2. RTP Advisory Committee Expenses
    We posted results of our December 2005 survey on how States cover RTP advisory committee expenses. See If you want to provide your State's information, or correct your information, please respond to

  3. Nationwide Trails Training Article
    Stuart Macdonald wrote an informative article on trails training. See The National Trails Training Partnership updated its website:

  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 for more information.

  5. National Scenic Byways Program News
    You can find National Scenic Byways Program news at

  6. Conferences and Events
    See for some national conferences and events. For additional conferences and training, see

    May 5-7: Historic Trails Workshop, Kansas City, Missouri's Quarterage Hotel of Westport.

    June 3: National Trails Day:

    June 7-11: International Snowmobile Congress:

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

    August 3-5, 2006: Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference: Early registration ends May 15.

    September 5-8, 2006: ProWalk/ProBike:

    October 18-19: State Trail Administrators Meeting:

    October 19-22: National Trails Symposium:
    • All sponsorships/exhibits paid in full by April 30, 2006 will receive a 15% fee discount. See
    • The deadline for American Trails' National Trails Awards program is May 31, 2006. The Nomination Form is available at
    • The deadline for Symposium proposals for 2008 and 2010 must be postmarked by April 28, 2006.
    • American Trails updated its website:

  7. RTP List Updates Reminder:
    Please check your State's entry and contact if you have changes or updates.
    NOTE: FHWA email addresses are changing from to

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