WESM

State holding workshops on applying for trail-building funds

Mar 3, 2016

EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — It's not too soon to think about hiking and biking, and the Maryland Department of Transportation wants to help.

The agency is holding a workshop Thursday in Edgewater to tell local government officials and nonprofit organizations how to apply for some of the $14 million in grants available this year for projects that enhance access to walking, biking and recreational trails.

Another workshop is scheduled March 15 in Rockville.

The state's 20-Year Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, adopted in 2014, has goals that include building connected networks, improving safety and designing trails for everyone.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.