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Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission

The Passenger Rail Commission (aka, the Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission) coordinates and oversees efforts by state and local governments—and cooperates with Kansas, New Mexico, Amtrak and the BNSF Railway (BNSF)—to ensure completion of track repairs and upgrades required to continue Southwest Chief Rail service in Colorado. The Commission also works to extend service to Pueblo, and is fully exploring the benefits of service extension to Walsenburg.

Additionally, the Commission facilitates the development of a Front Range Passenger Rail system, as well as legislation for rail service in and along the I-25 corridor that is a well-integrated component of a modern, efficient and cost-effective multimodal transportation system.

 

Voting Members

Name

Role

Jill Gaebler, Chair Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Jacob Riger, Vice Chair Denver Regional Council of Governments
Vacant Class 1 Railroad Representative - Union Pacific Railroad
Terry Hart Pueblo Area Council of Governments 
Becky Karasko North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
Rick Klein Resident of Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, or Pueblo Counties
Sal Pace Passenger Rail Advocate 
Pete Rickershauser Class 1 Railroad Representative - BNSF Railway
Phil Rico South Central Council of Governments
Jim Souby Passenger Rail Advocate 
Bill Van Meter Regional Transportation District
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Non-Voting Members

Name

Role

David Krutsinger Colorado Department of Transportation (DTR/Director)
Ray Lang, Sr. Amtrak
Dale Steenbergen Cheyenne, Wyoming, Chamber of Commerce
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Southwest Chief Commission

View information about the precursor to this Commission. The Southwest Chief Commission has been replaced by the Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission as of July 1, 2017.

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