In New Orleans, the Regional Transit Authority is presently engaged in reinstalling streetcar tracks along some major thoroughfares in the city. This
article raises an interesting question about the businesses that are being impacted by the construction. Some of the owners believe that they should be compensated for loss of revenues during construction. I'm no legal expert, but this sounds similar to a takings issue. However, in a takings case, the damage sustained by the owner is permanent, whereas in this case, the loss of business is temporary until construction is completed.
P.S. The link does not take you directly to the article which is titled " Streetcar Snarls."
Any opinions on this?