In the early 2000s the Allegheny Trail Alliance (ATA) and The Progress Fund developed the Trail Town concept. The Trail Town Manual was published in 2005. The Trail Town Program®, the first program of its kind in the United States, was launched in 2007. With the success of the Program in the original 6 communities along the Great Allegheny Passage, we have been able to expand and grow.
Awards & Recognition
- 2007 Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County Award
- 2011 NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance – $2.75 Million Awardee
- 2014 National Planning Achievement Award for Innovation in Economic Planning & Development from the American Planning Association
- 2015 Urban Land Institute Pittsburgh’s Placemaking Awards for Excellence – Jury Award