"The FAST Act: Advancing Trails with the New Federal Transportation Bill"
Thursday, April 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PACIFIC
(1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EASTERN)
This webinar will take a look at the FAST Act legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in December 2015 (Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"). The presenters will explain what the legislation means for trail funding of future projects. The presenters will go over changes to the Transportation Alternatives Program that funds walking and bicycling projects, and review the Recreational Trails Program, which remains the same since the last legislation. The webinar will also touch on new provisions to a low-interest loan program (TIFIA), which could help communities -- in urban, suburban, or rural areas -- more quickly build a complete trail or active transportation network. Join us to hear from experts on what the new legislation says and how the changes can benefit current and future trail work.
• Marianne Wesley Fowler, Senior Strategist for Policy Advocacy, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and American Trails Board Member
• Kevin Mills, Senior Vice President of Policy, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
• Leeann Sinpatanasakul, Advocacy Coordinator, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
$35 members / $55 nonmembers
(CEUs $20 additional fee)
Learn more about this webinar and the presenters, as well as how to register http://americantrails.org/resources/funding/webinar-FAST-act-fowler.html