Condemnation & Florida's Rapid Rail Transportation

by A. Kurt Ardaman, Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Stepter, and Ardaman, Orlando, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Speed Ground Transportation Systems I: Planning and Engineering


High Speed Rail Transportation Projects, (HSRT) whether initiated by private interests or government, almost always require the use of eminent domain proceedings or the threat of eminent domain proceedings. Although the end result is the same - private property is taken to facilitate construction of the project - HSRT Projects need special legislative authority for the taking of private property because of the unique characteristics of such projects. In some instances, projects, through legislatively created bodies, will enjoy complete eminent domain authority while in other cases, the authority must be exercised through a political division of the State.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Project management | Construction management | Legislation | Rapid transit systems | Public transportation | Government | Political factors | Florida | United States

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