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01 – What are the usual steps in the process of building a rail trail?



  • A railroad bed is no longer in active use and the potential for a rail trail is identified
  • A feasibility study done by the state
  • A series of local actions to approve the exploration of the possibility of a rail trail
  • A preliminary engineering study to identify critical aspects of the trail and estimate costs
  • Obtaining rights to the rail bed through purchase or lease
  • Determining the form, function, and funding of the tra
  • Designing and permitting the trail.
  • Bidding and construction.

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