Found this old article about the Capital Crescent Trail. Does anyone know what happened with these lawsuits:
Read has filed suit against the county, along with 11 other Chevy Chase residents. They cite a law that grants ownership through adverse possession, which states that a person can become the legal owner of a piece of property simply by using it for a long period of time.
The plaintiffs claim that they have been using part of the right of way, approximately 10 feet, for over 20 years, and that the county would be infringing on private property were it to take that land for the construction of the trolley.
In the meantime, another lawsuit is pending, filed by the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase.
The proposed line would run through the club's golf course. The country club is arguing, under adverse possession law, that it owns the 1,800-foot right of way.
Seems relevant with the whole recent fence debate