NTSB officials say investigation is focused on whether inspection and maintenance practices at BNSF Railway contributed to the accident.
Colorado’s Department of Transportation says it will consider a passenger rail from Denver to Craig. Details remain to be seen, so it’s a good time for public input.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis toured the crash site and announced both directions of the interstate should be open by Thursday afternoon
Thousands of railroad workers in Colorado can’t strike over a new attendance policy that two unions say is so punitive it could lead employees to clock in while sick or exhausted, potentially leading to accidents. The unions said in late March they would enter arbitration, after a judge ruled in February that union workers can’t […]
Colorado on Wednesday took its most significant step yet toward building a Front Range passenger train system as Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a bill creating a special taxation district for the proposed rail line. Senate Bill 238 also forms a board tasked with getting the new train on track. The 17-member panel, six […]
By Nathaniel Minor, Colorado Public Radio Elected officials in the Boulder region have grumbled ever since the Regional Transportation District delayed its rail line from Denver to Longmont. RTD promised the line in 2004 as part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, but rising costs have delayed the project by decades. The agency’s staff leaders and […]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Amtrak a $5.6 million grant for track improvements and other work in New Mexico and Colorado along the Southwest Chief passenger train route between Chicago and Los Angeles. The grant will help pay for upgrading 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) of rail near Lamy, New Mexico, […]
A passenger rail line in Colorado would accommodate 9,200 people every weekday and nearly 3 million per year, according to new modeling by state officials. The proposed line would stretch from Fort Collins south to Pueblo in the south, cutting through Denver. The model envisions that the railway would reduce vehicle travel in the state […]
DURANGO — A rainstorm washed out a significant portion of tracks used by a popular railroad in southwest Colorado, effectively cutting off part of its route for months. A storm in the past week or two brought down debris and caused a log jam at a bridge used by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge […]