Quad-state trail visionary Ross Greathouse

The American Discovery Trail Society Newsletter featured Ross Greathouse, who is the prime mover behind the Quad-State Trail vision that encompasses an interconnected network of trails in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska:
[Greathouse] was recently featured . . . in an article in the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press about a project he is promoting to create a four-state, 700-mile bike and pedestrian trail system he calls the Quad State Trail Project. The goal of the plan is to link trails from St. Louis to Nebraska in a loop that also takes in Kansas
City and Iowa. Roughly 450 miles of these connections already exist in the form of the KATY Trail in Missouri, the MoPac trail in Neb., (both a part of the ADT network), the Homestead Trail in Nebraska (which can help provide another connection between the Southern and Northern ADT routes), the Wabash Trail in southwestern Iowa, and
others. The crux of the concept is to close the 250-mile gap using mostly abandoned railroad rights-of-way.
Read the rest of the article here (PDF file).

See MoBikeFed's map and description of the Quad State Trail Network here.