Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MoRIT) awarded $25,000 grant to help support development of statewide Rock Island Trail| Central MO Breaking News

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The Rock Island Corridor Authority has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) to help create the Greenwood Connector, the final 8-mile trail segment to complete a statewide trail connecting St. Louis to Kansas City via the existing Katy Trail and proposed Rock Island Trail (RIT).

The Rock Island Corridor Authority leads the multi-jurisdiction coalition working on the Greenwood Connector. It was one of 10 grant recipients through the Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund, which was established in 2015 to advance projects intended to enhance public health and regional connectivity through transportation. RTC received almost $5.5 million in application requests for 2018 grants from all over the nation.

This is the second Doppelt grant that went to a RIT-related project. Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MORIT) received $7,500 in 2015 to support trail development, which Executive Director Greg Harris said went a long way to get the nonprofit trail proponent coalition off the ground.

MoBikeFed comment: Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MORIT) is the group of community supporters who work for creation and improvement of the statewie Rock Island Trail in Missouri. MoRIT is one of our valued advocacy partners in Missouri and--as we do with all our statewide advocacy--we encourage everyone who supports their work to join as members: