Colorado passenger rail district attains Federal corridor status

The Federal Railroad Administration announced this month that Colorado is included in the nation’s Corridor Identification and Development Program. The FRA is giving our state’s Front Range Passenger Rail District $500,000 in seed money to help plan the proposed system of passenger trains from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. The money comes from the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, pushed through by President Joe Biden, that aims to facilitate the development of intercity passenger rail corridors across the nation.

The District held a press conference to announce the achievement. Governor Jared Polis attended, along with the FRA Administrator Amit Bose. Also speaking at the event were the Mayor of Colorado Springs, and Shoshana Lew, the executive director of Colorado Dept. of Transportation. See my photo gallery below.

Inclusion in the corridors program could lead to much more money for passenger rail in Colorado.

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