Great Lakes Basin Transportation Inc. (GLBT) has proposed railroad construction through privately owned land. In order to procure the real estate, landowners will need to voluntarily sell to GLBT or the firm will need to enact eminent domain. Eminent domain is a legal procedure derived from the 5th amendment that allows government and some private companies to utilize land for specific projects. GLBT will need to petition for the right to eminent domain in this case of the railroad construction. For a breakdown of the moving parts and frequent questions surrounding eminent domain, see the full article here.