An easement is for property dedicated to a specific use. An easement is for the specified use only, and the grantor of the easement retains ownership of the property. The easement may be for public transportation uses, or it may be for ingress and egress for specific people across or to a specific property. Easements may also be granted for the placement of utilities or for purposes such as snow storage. An easement will spell out what it is for and how the property may be used. It may or may not spell out specific allowed or mandated maintenance activities, however an easement for public roads usually implies that the road will be maintained and managed the same as a road with a dedicated or deeded right-of-way.