Frederick Trail Project Gets $5.1M from Transportation Planning Board

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) recently approved $5.1 million for the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Trail.

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Yesterday, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved approximately $5.1 million dollars in federal funding toward construction of the Frederick and Pennsylvania Line (F&PL) Trail in Frederick County, Maryland.

The project will be funded by the TPB’s Maryland portion of the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Program, which supports small-scale projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, trails, safe routes to school (SRTS) projects, and other community improvements.

The F&PL project will include the construction of a 10-foot-wide asphalt trail running 1.79 miles from Monocacy Boulevard in the City of Frederick to Fountain Rock Nature Center in Walkersville, Maryland. The trail will have access to a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) park and ride lot with bicycle parking and local Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) commuter bus transit.

The project also constructs a link in the National Capital Trail Network, a 1,400-mile system of trails that will connect the entire region when completed.

Read the full press release. 

Read more about the TA Set Aside Program.

At the 2022 MACo Summer Conference Solutions Showcase, “The Path to Economic Revival: Leveraging Trails & Nature” an expert panel discusses the ins and outs of trail development and management and how leveraging these overlooked assets can benefit Marylanders.

The 2022 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from August 17-20. This year’s theme is “Taking Care of Business.” More information can be found on our conference website.