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RTD buses and trains have more passengers — but not enough drivers

The Denver-area transit agency doesn't have enough drivers to restore service to pre-COVID levels

Transportation

The Cumbres & Toltec tourist railroad is back on track and a southern Colorado community is celebrating

Four steam engines from the 19th century were running simultaneously in honor of the railroad’s 50th anniversary of joint ownership between Colorado and New Mexico

Coloradans

An upgraded Grand Junction rail yard could accelerate Western Slope economic development

Federal infrastructure investment floats hope for an intermodal train terminal in Grand Junction, which would support Western Slope businesses that rely on shipping containers from overseas while reducing truck traffic on I-70.

Transportation

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

REPLAY: The Colorado Sun hosts a discussion on the state’s transportation-funding future

You can watch the event live on our Facebook page or register to participate on Zoom

Transportation

Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative

Transportation

Potential operator of trains on Colorado’s Tennessee Pass promises rail line wouldn’t transport crude oil

Communities along the long-dormant line between Cañon City and Gypsum remain wary

Transportation

New RTD boss questions wisdom of still pursuing the long-promised Denver-Boulder train

RTD promised the line in 2004 as part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, but rising costs have delayed the project by decades

News

$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

Train service resumes in Glenwood Canyon, wildfires grow to a combined 179,000 acres

It could be several more days before motorists will be allowed on Interstate 70 through the mountain corridor.

News

Sarah Adleman’s literary journey included a white board, a Death Row letter and a long train ride

She never set out to write her memoir, but says, "The gift of this book is that it quietly waited to be noticed and then stepped forth and allowed me to create a space for it to be heard."

SunLit Interviews

Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals

A billionaire-backed agricultural outfit in southeast Colorado and a fledgling oil railroad project in Utah want to run trains on Union Pacific’s long dormant tracks between Cañon City and Dotsero.

Transportation

Storm damage to delay Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s service for months

The railroad's line from Durango to Silverton is expected to be out of service for the next eight to 16 weeks.

Transportation

“I’m absolutely not supportive of that”: Front Range passenger train service appears derailed on arrival at Capitol

House Speaker KC Becker, D-Boulder, says she doesn’t support train service on Colorado’s Front Range and that transportation dollars should be spent elsewhere

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

“This just does not happen”: A Garden of the Gods garbage heap is revealing big clues about the founder of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs’ founder, William Jackson Palmer, left clues about his life in a trash dump that archaeologists have been sifting through for weeks

Coloradans

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