In the beginning...
I remember our first Right of Way Project. It was almost 18 years ago when we were hired to
assist a major Right of Way firm in Arizona by setting up the processes and data structures to
manage the new Phoenix Light Rail system. We developed a system which managed all processes
up to construction. Working with private firms and the Department of Transportation we created
data management, reporting systems, GIS mapping and even mail merges for all needed documents
pertaining to the Acquisition process. Furthermore, the system included an in-depth billing
management module to enable private enterprises to bill State entities for their hourly activities.
Things ran great. Our client was able to achieve their goals and complete their project on time and
under budget. Then something happened. The light rail tracks had advanced to another city, crossing
the boundaries of elected officials and municipal oversight.