About the Regional Trail Corporation
The Regional Trail Corporation is a non-profit partnership whose mission is to acquire, develop, and manage appropriate trail corridors in southwestern Pennsylvania and to create and promote opportunities for recreation, tourism, economic development, and historic and environment conservation.
Board of Directors 2013:
Gregory Phillips - President
Hannah Hardy - Vice President - Allegheny County
Ted Kovall - Vice President - Fayette County
Linda M. Boxx - Vice President - Westmoreland County
Betsy Manderino - Secretary
Judy Marshall - Treasurer
Andrew Baechle - Pittsburgh
Bob Baum - McKeesport
Michael Edwards - Connellsville
Bob Hand - Greensburg
Donna Holdorf - Uniontown
Clarence Johnson - Perryopolis
Brian Lawrence - Greesnburg
Bob Macey - Pittsburgh
Robert McNeilly - Elizabeth
Laura Patterson Santore - Smock
Malcolm Sias - Greensburg
We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation and we have been at the forefront of a wonderful, growing phenomenon. Old abandoned railroad lines have been transformed into "greenways", creating exciting new concepts in recreation, conservation and tourism. People use these trails year 'round for bicycling, walking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and in some cases horseback riding. These trails pass through beautiful scenic rural settings and interesting historic and urban areas. Along the way, they are tying cities, small communities and municipalities together.
The Regional Trail Corp (RTC) was formed in 1991. Our first trail, The Youghiogheny River Trail North, is complete from McKeesport to Connellsville, PA, a span of 43 miles. This trail is a part of the Great Allegheny Passage. The RTC is also helping to build and maintain other exciting trail in Southwest Pennsylvania. Thousands are enjoying the Five Star Trail which extends from Greensburg to Youngwood. The Coal and Coke Trail will reach from Scottsdale to Mt Pleasant. The Westmoreland Heritage Trail will extend from Saltsburg to Trafford and The Steel Valley Trail is the final link in the Great Allegheny Passage.
Such a trail network will tie many communities together in a unique, positive way. The RTC is made up mostly of volunteers. They are a large, diverse group of wonderful people who donate countless hours researching, planning, building, mamtaining, monitoring and fund-raising all because they realize the value recreational trails bring to the area. To them an investment of time and effort in RTC trails returns a reward they can personally enjoy and share. They also know their efforts will benefit future generations and the quality of life in this region.
The RTC board and staff have a great track record of achievement, but there are more miles to go. Mamtaining present trails and building new ones requires a constant fund raising effort. An investment in the RTC is an investment in our quality of life and our precious communities. We invite you to be a part of our mission.
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