U.S. Court of Federal Claims Awards More than $3 Million in Rails-to-Trails Case


The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has recently awarded more than $3 million as compensation for the federal government taking a recreational easement under the federal rails-to-trails program. Relying on appraisal testimony, including matched-pairs and cost-to-cure analyses, the CFC awarded “the amount of $3,177,365, representing $1,267,200 for the encumbrance plus severance damages of $755,165 representing the cost to cure the harm to the property adjacent to the trail, and $1,155,000 for lost access.”

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