Railbanking strips property rights

Published 4:54 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2011

To the Editor:
The real reason Renee, Ray and Cindy refuse to rescind their support for Rails/Trails.
It is called “Railbanking”. A provision of the National Trails System Act, that states:
Because a railbanked corridor is not considered abandoned, it can be sold, leased or donated to a trail manager without reverting to adjacent landowners.
My apologies Renee. You are not planning on Imminent Domain, but the results are the same.  The landowners will still loose their property, and you, Ray and Cindy will be guilty of supporting the loss of personal property rights. Way to go!
Railbanking can be accessed at www.railstotrails.org.
Check it for yourself.
––Keith Holbert

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