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FTA Guidance on Valuation of Railroad Right of Way


This document provides support to grantees when real estate programs require the acquisition of real property interest owned by a railroad. It explains and outlines the necessity of developing a clear and understandable appraisal scope of work and describes the methodologies that may be most appropriate in arriving at a supportable market value. Experience has shown these types of valuation issues can be quite complex and a clear and understandable up-front agreement regarding the various valuation concerns can prevent later project delays.

Last updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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