Process

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The Capital Trails Coalition was formally established after the second annual Trails Symposium in November 2015.

Since then, the Coalition has made tremendous progress. The Coalition is composed of three working groups and a Steering Committee. You can find the member organizations/agencies here.


Public Engagement Working Group

The purpose of this working group is to gather input from the public, to build public interest in and awareness of the Coalition’s work, to build positive perception of our mission by target stakeholders, to mobilize the public to speak up on behalf of the trail network, and to promote the coalition’s vision.


Capital Funding Working Group

The purpose of this working group is to research capital funding sources at the local, state, regional, and federal level, to identify opportunities for network-wide funding, and to recommend/coordinate collaboration between Coalition partners.


Analytics Working Group

The purpose of this working group is to define the bounds of the trail system, to determine the criteria for network inclusion, to develop and track benchmarks, to conduct a connectivity analysis, to create a gap map, and to develop the “network price tag.”


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the Coalition’s governing body. They provide support to the working groups and are responsible for bench-marking the Coalition’s progress.