High-Speed Rail in America: An Evaluation of the Regulatory, Real Property, and Environmental Obstacles a Project Will Encounter

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Volume 13, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

In 2009, President Barack Obama allocated $8 billion in stimulus funding for high-speed rail projects across the United States. One year later, in 2010, an additional $2.5 billion was distributed to corridors with High-Speed Rail Projects. Even though the most recent congressional budget eliminated high-speed rail funding, many corridors are working diligently to break ground by the end of 2012. Before a high-speed rail project can be fully implemented there are many legal and environmental issues and regulations to examine. This paper conducts a complete analysis of those issues and regulations and suggests how to apply them to a successful high-speed rail project.

Darren A. Prum & Sarah L. Catz, High-Speed Rail in America: An Evaluation of the Regulatory, Real Property, and Environmental Obstacles a Project Will Encounter, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 247 (2012), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/13_13NCJLTech2472011-2012.pdf.

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