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Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Federal Recreational Trails Program Funding

June 11, 2013

AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1.3 million in total funding for seven federal Recreational Trails Program projects. The federal Recreational Trails Program was created in 1991 for the purpose of developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and private organizations through an annual application-based program.

The projects, award recipient and approved funding amounts are listed below.

  • Maquoketa River Water Trail – Mon Maq Dam Modification
    Jones County Conservation Board and Monticello: $184,625
  • Pottawattamie County Multiuse Trail: Phase I
    Pottawattamie County Conservation Board: $300,000

  • Purchase Maintenance Equipment
    Iowa Department of Natural Resources: $112,000

  • Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connection-Hiawatha Trail
    Dallas County Conservation Board: $139,103

  • Railbanking of IANW Railroad
    Dickinson County Trails Board and Osceola County Conservation Board: $305,872

  • Snowmobile Grooming Equipment Replacement
    Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State Snowmobile Association: $240,000

  • Support for Program and Bicycle/Trails Summits
    Iowa Department of Transportation: $18,400

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Contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or craig.markley@dot.iowa.gov


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