CDOT presenting Rail Study Findings to Public

October 25, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding several open houses over the next few weeks to present recommendations to the public from the Interregional Connectivity Study (ICS).

Work began on the ICS earlier this year.  It studied the area between Fort Collins and Pueblo, including the Denver and Colorado Springs metropolitan areas. Station locations also were identified.  Additionally, the ICS examined:

Multiple types of high speed rail technologies currently used in the U.S., Europe, and Asia

  • A variety of alignments from each section of the study area, investigating impacts, design feasibility, benefits, and technology
  • Funding, including public and private financing options
  • Travel demand and ridership, modeling and simulating potential ridership in the future based on current data trends, taking into account numerous factors including future land use, employment, population, and development

The open houses are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at each location.  A presentation and discussion period begins at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:


November 4 
Windsor Library

720 3rd Street, Windsor

November 19

CDOT Golden Office, Trail Ridge Room

425 C Corporate Circle, Golden

November 20
Pike Peak Area Council of Governments
15 South Seventh Street, Colorado Springs

November 21
Pueblo Convention Center, Heroes Pavilion
320 Central Main Street, Pueblo


The final ICS report will provide preliminary recommendations. However, those recommendations may or may not be achieved or funded.