March 13, 2019

    Never Ending Trails and a Bicycle Built for Two

    The famous children’s song “A Bicycle Built for Two” has an interesting history. Englishman Harry Dacre wrote it after he arrived in New York in 1881 with his bicycle. Customs officers asked Dacre to pay duty on the bike. Angry...

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    Topics: trails, trail bridges, rails-to-trails

    November 29, 2018

    Year of the Trails

    Since 1992, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has championed more than $15.6 billion in funds to support more than 54,000 trail and active transportation projects. To date, over 13,000 miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes have been...

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    Topics: trails, trail bridges, rails-to-trails

    May 02, 2018

    Rails-to-Trails Part 2:  Mile by Mile

    The administration unveiled a plan for fixing the nation’s infrastructure in February.  In 2020, federal transportation legislation will come due for renewal. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has deemed the timing right and formed...

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    Topics: trail bridges, rails-to-trails, Infrastructure, FRP Composites

    August 31, 2015

    Disruptive Technology: Coming to a Trail Near You

    Car-to-car communication, 3-D printing, social robots and “sense and avoid” drones all sound a bit like science fiction. The media is calling these 2015 headliners “disruptive” technologies or innovations. These terms, however,...

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    Topics: FiberSPAN, trail bridges, disruptive technology, rails-to-trails, cantilever sidewalks

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