Category Archives: About WVRTC

What’s A Rail-Trail?

Rail-trails were originally railroad corridors.  Due to their railroad past, the terrain for rail-trails is generally flat or gently sloped and often connect communities and industries such as coal, coke, and limestone / sand.  They are typically wide enough to accommodate multiple types of use – primarily bicycling, walking, running, riding a horse, and cross-country … Read more

Board of Directors

Ella Belling- President Callie Sams- Vice President Chris Villamagna- Treasurer Margaret Pings- Secretary Ken Adams Diana Druga Kent Spellman


State Agencies and Organizations WV Connecting Communities– Advocacy group for active transportation WV Community Development HUB– helps connect communities with the resources to grow in economic, civic and social health. WV Department of Transportation, Transportation Alternatives Program– the largest funding source in WV for rail-trail acquisition, engineering, building, and maintenance. WV Division of … Read more


RAIL-TRAIL BENEFITS: GOOD FOR INDIVIDUAL & COMMUNITY HEALTH Rails-trails provide significant and tangible economic, health, and quality of life benefits in communities across the country.  Investments in rail-trails have transformative effects in cities and towns, as abandoned industrial areas become once again vital assets for community use and economic and environmental renewal.  Rail-trails create and … Read more