Right-of-Way Acquisition and Property Condemnation: A Comparison of U.S. State Laws

Recommendations for improvements in U.S. right-of-way (ROW) acquisition processes should consider the environmental, social, political, and economic characteristics of individual states. These characteristics are reflected in state statutes and constitutions, which place restrictions on ROW staff in applying recommended strategies. This work compares state condemnation statutes, noting their weaknesses and strengths. It recommends modifications to current laws to expedite the acquisition process, minimize cost, and build property owners’ trust in government. It also examines how various factors are statistically significant in predicting state condemnation rates.


Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/206769
Published in:
Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, Volume 44, Number 3
Page range:
45-58
Total Pages:
15




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