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The Process

  • The AGS Feasibility Study followed the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Process for engaging stakeholders in the I-70 Mountain Corridor with a strong focus on engaging industry representatives. The process provided a structure for collaborative decision-making and an opportunity to involve Corridor stakeholders in the decisions that affect the Corridor.

    The AGS study team worked closely with the technology and financing industries to identify potential high-speed transit systems capable of operating along, or in close proximity to, the I-70 Mountain Corridor by 2025.

    The key milestones in the process were:

    The study schedule:

    • Study Kickoff: Spring 2012
    • Initial Industry Outreach: Spring/Summer 2012
    • Project Leadership Team and Public Coordination: Spring 2012 – Fall 2013
    • Industry Webinar: Summer 2012
    • Requests for Statements of Technology Information (RFSOTI) Advertised: September 7, 2012
    • RFSOTI Webinar: September 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
    • Statements of Technology Information (SOTI) Due: October 10, 2012
    • Technology Forum: December 13 and 14 (open to the public on Dec. 13)
    • Alignment and Funding/Financing Strategy Development: Fall 2012/Winter 2013
    • Financial RFI Advertised: May 17, 2013
    • Financial RFIs due: June 28, 2013
    • Draft AGS Feasibility Study:  February/March 2014
    • Final AGS Feasibility Study: August 2014
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