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Colorado takes its biggest step yet toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 creates a new taxation district to fund the project, which will be overseen by a board

Transportation

Leaving a job you had somewhere you’ve never lived? Take the train to say goodbye.

I rode the rails west to say “bye” to Colorado coworkers I'd never met

Culture

Longmont may still get its long-promised RTD rail line. But it may need help from Amtrak.

Boulder County voter agreed in 2004 to tax themselves to pay FasTracks rail service and have kicked in $500 million as the 38-mile Northwest line has evolved without stops in Boulder and Longmont.

Transportation

Winter Park ski train won’t run this season because of coronavirus, set to return in 2022

The train’s hiatus this season is another blow to Colorado’s ski industry, which is trying to figure out how to safely reopen resorts this winter amid the pandemic

Outdoors

$5.6 million grant awarded to help pay for work along Southwest Chief route

The grant will help pay for upgrading 12.4 miles of rail near Lamy, New Mexico and replacing thousands of ties south of Raton Pass and along another section of track

Transportation

Officials predict Front Range passenger rail in Colorado would have 3 million riders annually

The model was developed by the state Department of Transportation, which projects the rail line would use existing railway tracks to the east side of Interstate 25

Transportation

Polling shows support for a tax hike to pay for a Front Range passenger train. But the devil is in the details.

The effort — showing 61% support for a sales tax increase to pay for the route — is starting off strong and supporters can make their case to state lawmakers. However, that share will likely decline when an exact tax increase is finalized.

Transportation

Republican U.S. senator holds up three Amtrak board nominees over future of Southwest Chief train through Colorado

Colorado was at risk of losing its Southwest Chief stops in Lamar, La Junta and Trinidad

Transportation

Amtrak vows to keep the Southwest Chief rolling through Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico — at least for another year

The Southwest Chief’s future was in peril because of Amtrak plans to suspend rail service along a section of the route and replace it with buses

Transportation

“It’s just, like, unbelievable”: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train could be suspended through Colorado

Advocates incredulous at the change in Amtrak's outlook, including a bipartisan group of politicians in Washington, D.C., now wonder if the carrier intends to dismantle its long-haul network

Transportation