Mississippi River Trail is the leader in connecting people and communities with the river through development and promotion of multi-use pathways and bicycle friendly roads.[back to top]
1. Organizational Development – MRT, Inc.’s vitality depends upon the growth and expansion of the organization itself. Defining priority actions, augmenting capacity, and improving fundraising are critical to the synergy of our work.
2. Route Development – Impacting the Mississippi River Trail by supporting transportation enhancement through community project planning, organized partner communications, and other means, MRT, Inc. helped bring over $33 million for trail construction projects along the river through earmarks in the SAFETEALU federal funding bill. Continuing the process of refining routes, seeking new trail opportunities, assisting communities with getting federal and state funding, and facilitating community efforts to plan and implement projects are just a few ways MRT, Inc. meets this goal.
3. Encouraging Use – Offering opportunities to plan a trip, learn more about the river environment in different states, engage in activities that support conservation, health and wellness, and economic development, post events on our calendar, attend conferences, participate in making the Mississippi River Trail part of your special experiences, and connecting you with other key trails in America are just a few of the ways we encourage trail use.
The Mississippi River Trail Board Members are single-minded in purpose, dedication and key decision-making skills. By leading strategically, the Board ensures that the trail is continually developing in ways that benefit its users, communities, states and the nation.
Sign standards - an alternate version of the the M1-9 federal highway sign was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in 1996. The sign, size and specification is the M1-9, however, the standard was modified as follows: a reflective green border and reflective blue legend was approved in lieu of black. The sign conforms with MUTCD standards, as written at time of approval, and is used by state highway departments for all signed portions of the MRT route. For a copy of the Federal Highway Administration approval letter, please contact Terry Eastin at firstname.lastname@example.org.