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But, regardless, is he even proposing using eminent domain for that? I would assume they would just run the lines along the land already dedicated to train tracks.
The California High-Speed Rail Train will require a substantial amount of private property to be taken by eminent domain — the power of the government to take private property for public use. It will be responsible for homes, businesses and farms being taken and demolished. It could be responsible for decreasing the value to an even higher number of commercial and residential properties
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High Speed Rail : California Eminent Domain Report
Eminent DomainAirports, bridges, tunnels, railroads, interstate highways and public parks that are such an integral part of modern life simply wouldn’t exist without the exercise of eminent domain. The U.S. Interstate Highway System, developed during the Eisenhower administration in the early 1950s, required the purchase—through eminent domain—of enough land to construct more than 42,000 miles of freeway.