The new bike trail will connect the Great Allegheny Passage to the Flight 93 National Memorial. The full trail encompasses 1,300 miles of multi-use trails and roads. It connects the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; World Trade Center Memorial in New York; and Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.
This will be the first section of multi-use trail built specifically for the September 11th National Memorial Trail.
Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in the parking lot of the Great Allegheny Passage trail in Garrett.
The first 20-mile section of the new trail is “one of quite a few high priority segments,” 9/11 Trail board chairman Andy Hamilton told CNN. The project relies on private and public funding, he added.