Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Utilities as Neighbors: PEPCO vs. Transcontinental

The Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation has a Right Of Way crossing Olney, Maryland.  So does PEPCO.  The Transcontinental ROW has a paved pedestrian/bicycle trail that helps connect the neighborhoods along the ROW.  The Transcontinental ROW also has benches, ball fields, and other amenities for the community.  PEPCO has "No Trespassing" signs.  Why do some utilities treat their neighbors like guests, while other utilities treat their neighbors like criminals?

Transportation Right Of Way Use By Pedestrians