Next City: The Cities Trailblazing Transit Service into the Wilderness
Washington, June 24, 2021
But more sustainable funding may be on the way. On April 29, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Transit to Trails Act, which if passed would fund approved transit projects with federal dollars up to 80 percent of their total cost for routes within 175 miles of the service area.
That injection of funding would allow places around the country to consider solving the puzzle of getting people to trails without overloading trailheads or relying on private car ownership.