Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #235 – June 4, 2016



If a State, political subdivision, or qualified private organization is prepared to assume full responsibility for management of such [railroad] rights-of-way and for any legal liability arising out of such transfer or use, and for the payment of any and all taxes that may be levied or assessed against such rights-of-way, then the Commission shall impose such terms and conditions as a requirement of any transfer or conveyance for interim use in a manner consistent with this Act, and shall not permit abandonment or discontinuance inconsistent or disruptive of such use.

—Section 8(d) of the NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM ACT, 16 U.S.C. Sec. 1247(d) – referred to as railbanking, Amendments of 1983

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