Category Archives: Rail Banking

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grants available

The RTP grant application is currently available through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) located at: http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ RTP funds can be used for the following Maintenance or restoration of existing recreational trails Development or rehabilitation of trailside and trailhead facilities and trail … Continue reading

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Ulster County weighing rail trail options

In October, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein proposed developing a rail trail along a section of the former Ulster & Delaware (U & D) Railroad between the City of Kingston and the Ashokan Reservoir. The corridor is currently owned by the county … Continue reading

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Speak up for active transportation

PTNY has joined with the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC), Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) and other bicycle-pedestrian advocates to form New Yorkers for Active Transportation (NY4AT), a coalition dedicated to working with stakeholders to assure equitable funding for non‐motorized transportation, … Continue reading

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Catskill Mountain Rail Trail gains traction

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has earmarked $2 million in the state’s 2013-14 budget to develop a rail trail from the Ashokan Reservoir to the city of Kingston, with the ultimate goal of it reaching the Walkway Over the Hudson, according to … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended for National Trails Awards: Nov 30!

American Trails has extended the National Trails Awards deadline to give you additional time to finish your nomination(s)! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to recognize volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working to create a national system of trails … Continue reading

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Setting the course for bike-ped funding for New York

PTNY is dedicated to maximizing the new transportation bill’s impact on funding trails and infrastructure that supports and encourages bicycling and walking.  Our state leaders and agency officials will play a much larger role in deciding how to use their … Continue reading

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Down but not out–What the new transportation bill means for biking and walking

Friday, the House and Senate finally passed a new two-year federal surface transportation bill that will have a profoundly negative effect on funding for trails, bicycling and walking. It’s a shocking setback for active transportation, but we could have lost everything … Continue reading

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Lewis County explores feasability to converting rail to trail

For the past several months, county officials have discussed buying the 10-mile Lowville and Beaver River Railroad line from Lowville to Croghan from the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern Railroad Corp. for $425,000; the county would then acquire the 17-mile Lowville … Continue reading

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House Leaders Respond to Massive Opposition to Transportation Bill

From our friends at the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy: “In a sign that the American Energy and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 7) may lack support to pass the House as it is currently presented, House Republican leaders announced yesterday afternoon they would dismantle … Continue reading

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Former PTNY Heathy Trails Healthy People Project gains traction

Featured in the NY Daily News,  Wednesday, February 8, 2012 By Andrea Crawford / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, link to original post Friends of the QueensWay formed as a coming together of all the communities along the abandoned right of … Continue reading

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