CDOT presenting Rail Study Findings to Public

November 13, 2013 - Denver Metro Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - GOLDEN – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Division of Transit & Rail is holding an open house next week to present recommendations to the public from the Interregional Connectivity Study (ICS).

Next week’s open house is being held at CDOT’s Golden office, 425 C Corporate Circle, on Tuesday, November 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A presentation and discussion period begins at 5:30 p.m.

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