Colorado officials brainstorm Front Range rail service

Posted at 2:52 PM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 20:42:10-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A state commission has begun looking at avenues to build a passenger rail service that would stretch up and down the Front Range of central Colorado.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Sunday that the commission, which includes government representatives from Denver to Trinidad, has until Dec. 1 to submit to the legislature a plan detailing steps forward and funding options.

The ultimate hope is for a commuter rail that runs from Fort Collins to Pueblo, which David Krutsinger of the state Department of Transportation says would cost between $5 billion and $15 billion.

The 13-member commission will meet for the second time this week and plans to convene at least once a month.


Information from: The Gazette,