Catonsville Rails To Trails is an all volunteer organization made up of trail lovers, bike enthusiast, community activist, historians and nature lovers. CRTT was founded in 1999 by Steve Sprecher and Maureen Sweeney Smith.
The mission of the Catonsville Rails to Trails, Inc. (CRTT) is to unite individuals, businesses and organizations in the community around the common theme of promoting healthy living through hiking/biking trail enhancements in the greater Catonsville area.
The primary purpose of CRTT is to convert all the abandoned rail and trolley lines in Catonsville into bike/hike trails and make connections with trails in neighboring communities. CRTT also promotes walk-able neighborhood and safe pedestrian access for all residential and business communities in the Catonsville area.
THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA, DEMOGRAPHICS AND SPECIAL NEED YOU SERVE
Catonsville trails are enjoyed by thousands of Catonsville residents of all ages. Our trails are located in older neighborhoods that often lack sidewalks and our trails provide safe access for pedestrians, cyclist, joggers, residents and students. All of our existing and proposed trails provide an economic focus by bringing trails through commercial centers including the Village business district of Catonsville, Catonsville Junction, Oella and Ellicott City. Two of our trails are handicapped accessible with paved surfaces.
Board of Directors
Sheldon Smith, President Senior Commercial Counsel Attorney – Motorola Solutions (Retired)
Maureen Sweeney Smith Vice President Retired Executive Director nonprofits
Joe O’Keefe, Treasurer U.S. Department of Defense Project Manager (Retired)
Tom C. Bagg III, Secretary Systems Engineer/Technology Transfer ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (Retired)
Ned Atwater Owner Atwater Foods
Meg Christian Beacon Home Team Realtor
Dave Ditman Teacher (Retired) Howard County Public School System
Melissa Moore Program Director of Food Access, Family League of Baltimore
Charles Murphy Retired Biologist, Electron Microscopy Unit Agriculture Research Services, USDA (Retired)
Joe Shryock Owner, Tanglewood Road LLC General Contractor
Lindsay Thompson Director of Design & Construction, Homes for America
Edward Williams Artist and Muralist Owner, Studio 33
Stephen Sprecher – Senior Multifamily Underwriter U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development