Some states may lose out on Recreational Trails funding
August 19, 2012
Due to a change in the recently updated federal transportation bill, state Governors are now allowed to opt out of receiving funding for recreational trails like rail-trails and singletrack. If you live in one of the following states, there's a chance your governor may choose not to accept this valuable funding:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, DC, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, N. Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
We are working with our partners the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Coalition for Recreational Trails to make sure these states don't lose critical trail funds. Recreational trails boost local economies, keep people active, and enhance personal health and well-being. If you live in one of the states listed above, please take a moment to send a strong message to your Governor to protect these trails using this easy form. The deadline for Governors to opt out is September 1, so your quick response is needed.