Does this just apply to rail trails or is there a possibility of other trail
funding as well. Other than the Lamoille Valley (and I am not sure where
that is at) I don't think there is much need for new rail trail funding
There is a real need for trail protection including completing the LT and
dong more with the Catamount traill and VAST trail systems.
From: Anne Lusk <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sunday, July 25, 1999 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L] Fw: July 14th Meeting
> I just returned from a very short visit to Stowe. While I was away,
>Buck Freeman of the Freeman Foundation had called. I returned his call and
>asked about the status of rail trails in Vermont. I explained that before I
>left, they fell into a sort of Bermuda Triangle. While the Vermont Agency
>Transportation had the authority to take them over, AOT didn't necessarily
>want to be in the business of operating and maintaining recreation trails.
>That responsibility would best fall to the Vermont Department of Forests,
>Parks and Recreation but they didn't have the funds to satisfactorily build
>and then maintain the miles trails.
> We discussed the funding options for creating rail trails and the
>continued slowness of AOT in assigning funding and projects and he
>communities apply to the Freeman Foundation to create rail trails. I'm
>writing to all of you with the phone number of the Freeman Foundation
>253-2853 and the suggestion that you tell everyone about this option. Talk
>the local communities and urge them to call.