ALLEGHENY VALLEY LAND TRUST MISSION
Allegheny Valley Land Trust will protect and convert railroad corridors into trails for public use, thereby providing opportunities for commuters and outdoor recreational activities. Our projects will maintain the integrity of these corridors for future transportation use while acting as an economic stimulus for the area communities.
HISTORY OF ALLEGHENY VALLEY LAND TRUST
The Allegheny Valley Land Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3), charitable organization which was formed in 1992.
WHAT IS RAILBANKING?
Railbanking is a voluntary agreement between a railroad company and a trail agency to an out-of-service rail corridor to be used as a trail until a railroad might need the corridor again for rail service. Railbanking is defined by the National Trails System Act and Pennsylvania Railbanking Laws. Corridors railbanked can be sold, leased, or donated to a trail agency and are not considered abandoned
For more information on railbanking, visit http://www.railstotrails.org/build-trails/trail-building-toolbox/railbanking/