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Fairmont is filling gap on Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Rail-Trail •
With recent purchases involving CSX Transportation and Industrial Resources, the City of Fairmont has now acquired approximately 2.5 miles of corridor along the West Fork River to extend the West Fork River Trail from the Norway Trestle to the Beltline Neighborhood! This opportunity has also been made possible by the City’s numerous partners: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, … Read more
Gov. Justice awards $9.7 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants across West Virginia •
3/24/2023 CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice today announced the award of 38 Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grant projects for Federal Fiscal Year 2022, worth $9,734,552 in total, for projects in 22 counties. “We’ve learned that investing in our cities, towns, and beautiful parks is one of the best ways to attract tourists … Read more
Advocates push for rail trails to connect West Virginia’s tourism economy •
by Curtis Tate W.Va. Public Broadcasting Oct 22, 2022 SOURCE: Advocates push for rail trails to connect West Virginia’s tourism economy | WV News | wvnews.com Thousands of miles of railroad once snaked up the hollows and river valleys of West Virginia, carrying coal and passengers. Some of the state’s rail lines still serve that … Read more
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