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David E. Benz, counsel in Thompson Hine’s Transportation practice group. David E. Benz, counsel in Thompson Hine’s Transportation practice group.

WASHINGTON, DC—Is there a freight rail line on your property? If so, do you know what the implications are? Those are a few of the questions locally based David E. Benz, counsel in Thompson Hine’s Transportation practice group, addresses in the exclusive commentary below. “If you are a business owner, then the rail line on your property may be used for your business operations—such as transportation of various commodities, whether raw materials or manufactured goods,” he says. “Alternatively, you may not be a current user of rail transportation, yet you still may have a rail line on your property.”

In either case, Benz explains, it is advisable to consider the many consequences arising from a rail line’s presence because they could prove materially relevant to the operations of your business.

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