ABOUT AVLT

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/

 

LINKS

Armstrong Rails to Trails Association

Redbank Valley Trails Association

Erie to Pittsburgh Trail Alliance

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Industrial Heartland Trail Coalition

Butler Freeport Community Trail

Armstrong County

East Brady Borough

Clarion County