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REMINDER: Public Invited to Open House About High Speed Rail Study Tonight in Silverthorne

June 11, 2013 - UPCOMING OPEN HOUSE - Statewide Transportation Plan - Study evaluates potential rail alignments and ridership estimates along Front Range

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is hosting an open house tonight in Silverthorne as part of an Interregional Connectivity Study (ICS). The study examines technology, alignment, and financial/funding options for implementing high speed rail along the Front Range.

The study has a broad reach, extending from Fort Collins to Pueblo including the Denver and Colorado Springs metropolitan areas, and builds off of past feasibility and technical studies related to high speed rail options across Colorado. The ICS team is coordinating with a another CDOT study team to determine the feasibility of an Advanced Guideway System (AGS) from Denver to Eagle through the I-70 mountain corridor.

Members of the public and the media are invited to attend the second round of public open houses to learn more about this pioneering study and provide input to guide the team’s work to this point. Each of the scheduled open houses has presented the same information.

Tonight’s open house will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Silverthorne Library, 651 Center Circle. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request for people with disabilities and for those who require Spanish translation. Please call Tracey MacDonald at 303-757-9753.

CDOT has established a website with more detailed information about the ICS at www.coloradodot.info/projects/ICS. For information about the AGS feasibility study, please visit www.coloradodot.info/projects/AGSstudy.

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