Laws, Court Cases, and Support Documents

Project Development Guide---Interim Version posted February 2010

Sample Letter to Request Federal Railbanking

Appeals Court confirms full trail rights

Rail Trail Program--Project Criteria Evaluation Form

Rail Bank Fact Sheet

Marketable Title Act

Rail Corridor Preservation Policy --NCDOT

Researching RR Corridor Property (An older document but still relevant. Please note address listed for NCRT is incorrect.)

Short Discussion of Title Searching Under NC Law (Includes excerpt of related 2008 House bill.)

Memo on RR Ownership Issues

Legal Principles of Rail-Trail Ownership in NC

Economic Benefits of Greenways--A Brief Summary

Rails-with-Trails: Lessons Learned

(A 2002 report prepared at the direction of the U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration. A PDF file of the report can be downloaded from the DOT site.)