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Planners and supporters of a proposed passenger rail line from Pueblo to Fort Collins, Colo., including Gov. Jared Polis, are working toward a 2024 ballot measure that would ask voters to help fund the line, according to a CPR News report.
The train line would “likely operate primarily on its own tracks in existing freight rail corridors, could carry more than two million passengers a year, and could cost between $8 billion and $14 billion for a full build-out,” according to a 2020 analysis from the Front Range Passenger Rail District, and as reported by CPR News. “A lower-cost, interim version would have passenger trains on freight tracks.”
GWoodle wrote:Going south could run a train to Raton & the Boy Scout camp. Potential to connect with some riders at Denver from CZ.That would be a good partnership. I’m not sure if the Santa Fe ever had one (I’m sure they did) but it would be a good way to gain ridership and attention for Amtrak.