Colorado Seeks RFP for Front Range Rail Service

The Colorado Department of Transportation has issued a request for proposals to study rail options in the Front Range corridor between Pueblo and Fort Collins.

CDOT is joining with the Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission in seeking ways to relieve traffic congestion by instituting rail service in a region that is home to 85 percent of the state’s population.

Officials have noted that 4.9 million people live in the corridor and it is expected to reach 6.6 million by 2045.

“The Commission is excited to explore how passenger rail can bring sustainable and real congestion relief along our Front Range,” Passenger Rail Commission Chair Jill Gaebler said in a news release. “As our population grows, the I-25 corridor will continue to be a vital link to our economy, moving people and goods while improving connectivity and allowing Colorado to flourish.”

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