RTP =RECREATION TRAIL PROGRAM IT IS THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAM THAT RETURNS
OFF ROAD GAS TAX to the states in the form of grants it is how trails
are built...




7/28/2010 Outdoor Chattanooga news and Events
~Congressional Candidate Smith Advocates Cutting Federal Recreation Trail
Funding
In an opinion letter to Chattanoogan.com outlining her position on
eliminating ³earmarks² in federal funding, Robin Smith, candidate for the
3rd Congressional district, has proposed cutting entirely the Federal
Highway Administration¹s National Recreation Trails Fund. The $250 million
fund goes towards greenway, blueway, and singletrack trails projects,
including bridge reclamation, signage, paving, and land acquisition. In
2010, Tennessee received $1.5 million from the fund to finance the
development of recreational trails. Local and regional projects that have
been funded by RTP dollars include the TN Riverpark, Upper Ocoee River Park,
Cumberland Trail, and S. Cumberland State Park.

Contact Robin with your comments at the address below.

http://www.robinfortennessee.com/www...ions-for-robin


It is a good idea to also contact your representatives to let them know how
you feel about RTP funding.
Nancy