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RTC Makes Some New Friends at Momentum Mag

Since I first discovered Momentum Magazine (smart living by bike) earlier this year I’ve been impressed by their very accessible and positive coverage of trails and biking. And so I made … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

How Savvy Communications Put Muscle Behind Missouri Rail-Trail Campaign

I am proud to say that this past week we have set a new high watermark for just what smart and focused messaging can do to for the rail-trail movement.

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Mission: Sell Rail-with-Trail to the American Public

Today was a big day. I signed off on the latest issue of Rails to Trails magazine and in doing so launched our latest programmatic campaign: to sell the concept … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healthy Young Hearts: the Beating Pulse of the Rail-Trail Mission

Everyone that works at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is passionate about our mission, which includes the statement “Building Healthier Places for Healthier People.” This, of course, has special relevance to our children. … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Simple Goals, Real Gains for Friendsville Trails Alliance

One of my favorite trail development projects this year has been helping the community of Friendsville, Maryland, in their effort to bring more attention to a rail-trail in their community. … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Good Communications – Another Tool for Building Trails

People often think of the function of Communications in organizations like RTC to be simply in support of its programmatic efforts – Communications serves to promote and publicize the real … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Rail-Trail Movement Was Built On Local Champions Who Realized That “Someone” Was Them.

The effort of local residents to make good use of the derelict Reading Viaduct through the heart of downtown Philadelphia “is one such manifestation of the new urban. It is as much … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

America’s Next Generation of Trail Cities – Not Where You Think

The great thing about what we’re seeing with rail-trail development at the moment is that it’s ignoring all the preconceived notions of what we think we know about American cities. … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Mag Drops

Received the final proofs of the latest edition of Rails to Trails magazine today. Although most of my work here at RTC is more marketing and campaigns-based, there is something … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Virginia Uses TA Fund to Make the Most of Railroad Riches

Geography and history gave the state of Virginia an abundance of railroad lines, many of which have fallen into disuse as the patterns of industry through the Appalachian Mountain region … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · Leave a comment