Laura Cohen, Director of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Western Regional Office, appeared with U.S. Congressmen John Garamendi (back left) and George Miller in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday at a press conference to celebrate the $10.2-million TIGER II grant awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation to the East Bay Regional Park District for their Green Transportation Initiative. The funds will be used to help complete the nearly 200-mile regional bicycle and pedestrian paved trail system--including the Iron Horse Regional Trail and Easy Bay Greenway--creating jobs and connecting communities, schools, employment centers and transit. The trail system is an important feature in "Active Alameda: Kids, Commuters & Community," a community case statement for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Campaign for Active Transportation.Read more about the recently announced TIGER II grant recipients around the country.
Photo by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
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