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Franklin Rail Trail

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Presentation prepared by Bill DiSantis for the Franklin Citizens Rail Trail Committee meeting of 8/19/09.

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Franklin Rail Trail

  1. 1. Franklin Citizens Rail Trail<br />Committee Presentation<br />August 19, 2009<br />Bill DeSantis, PE, LCI<br />Corporate Director<br />Bicycle Transportation Planning and Design<br />
  2. 2. Franklin Rail Trail <br />
  3. 3. Franklin Rail Trail – Existing Conditions<br />
  4. 4. Franklin Rail Trail – Existing Conditions<br />
  5. 5. Franklin Rail Trail – Cattle Pass<br />
  6. 6. Franklin Rail Trail – Bridge Remnants<br />
  7. 7. Franklin Rail Trail – Co-Use of Corridor<br />
  8. 8. Franklin Rail Trail – Drainage of Low Areas<br />
  9. 9. Franklin Rail Trail – Trail/Roadway Crossings<br />
  10. 10. Franklin Rail Trail – Potential Environmental Impacts<br />
  11. 11. Franklin Rail Trail – Existing Conditions - Blackstone<br />
  12. 12. Franklin Rail Trail – SNETT – Blackstone River<br />
  13. 13. Franklin Rail Trail – Blackstone Depot – Blackstone River Bikeway<br />
  14. 14. Franklin Rail Trail – Blackstone Depot – Blackstone River Bikeway<br />
  15. 15. Franklin Rail Trail – Blackstone River Bikeway<br />
  16. 16. Rail Trail Examples<br />Old Colony Multi-Use<br />Mansfield, MA<br />
  17. 17. Rail Trail Examples<br />Kendall Spur<br />Willamantic, CT<br />
  18. 18. Rail Trail Examples<br />Mattapoisett Rail Trail<br />
  19. 19. Rail Trail Examples<br />Norwottuck Trail<br />Amherst/Hadley, MA<br />
  20. 20. Rail Trail Examples<br />Blackstone River Bikeway<br />Lincoln/Cumberland, RI<br />
  21. 21. Rail Trail Examples<br />Cross Vermont Trail<br />
  22. 22. Rail Trail Examples<br />Wachusett Greenway<br />
  23. 23. Rail Trail Examples<br />Fall River Multi-Use Trail<br />
  24. 24. Funding<br />Federal<br />State<br />Local<br />Public/private partnerships<br />
  25. 25. Federal Funding Administered by MHD<br />Transportation Bond Bill (SAFETEA- LU)<br />Enhancement Program<br />Congestion Management and Air Quality Funds<br />Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Grant Program <br />
  26. 26. Federal Funding<br />NPS – Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance Program (technical assistance)<br />NPS Land and Water Conservation Funds<br />
  27. 27. State Funding<br />Transportation Bond Bill<br />Transit Oriented Development Bond Program (up to $ 500k for bicycle facilities)<br />Transportation Improvement Program<br />DCR – Recreational Trails Grants Program (up to $ 50k for trails)<br />
  28. 28. Local funding<br />Community Preservation Act<br />DPW – Chapter 90 funds<br />Town Meeting Action<br />
  29. 29. Public/Private Partnerships<br />Donations<br />Fund raising<br />Corporate sponsorship<br />Volunteer work<br />Buy-a-Foot-of-Trail (or amenities) campaigns <br />
  30. 30. Franklin Rail Trail<br />
  31. 31. Franklin Rail Trail<br />“The End”<br />

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