Rail Trail Completes Pittsburgh's Circle of Life

Pittsburgh reached its peak in the era of the great railroads and slumped in the era of the automobile. Can rail bring Pittsburgh back? Completion of the Great Allegheny Passage, a hiking and biking trail that relies on old railbeds, means that it is now possible to bicycle all the way from Washington, D.C. to Pittsburgh. Chris Briem links to a report that summarizes the economic impact of the trail.


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