Razorback Greenway video receives top transportation award

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A video (see below) that showcases the development of the Razorback Regional Greenway in Northwest Arkansas has received a top transportation award.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recognized the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department with the grand prize for entering the best video in the Professional Production category of the “Faces of Transportation” competition.

The Walton Family Foundation, Alta/Greenways, and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission worked with Ozark Film and Video of Springdale, Ark., to produce the video, which provides information about the trail system and how it came to be developed.
The Razorback Regional Greenway is scheduled for completion in early 2015.  When finished, the paved, shared-use trail will cover 36 miles and connect six cities, three hospitals, 23 schools, the University of Arkansas campus, shopping and dining venues, and other popular destinations.

The Razorback Regional Greenway, a partnership of public and private funds, serves as an example of coordinated planning across many cities to the benefit of the entire region.

Full build-out of the Greenway is expected to cost approximately $38 million with majority of necessary funds already pledged from two different grant sources: a federal transportation grant and a matching grant and gift from the Walton Family Foundation, according to the NWA Trails website.