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State Passenger and Freight Rail Committee

With the help of CDOT’s public and private stakeholders and the cooperation of the Federal Railroad Administration, CDOT will begin the task of developing Colorado’s first statewide passenger and freight rail plan.

I-70 East Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

In July 2003, CDOT and Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) began a joint study effort called the I-70 East Corridor Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS is typically a three to five-year decision-making process required before any major federally-funded transportation project can be built. The EIS ensures that issues affecting the community and the environment are identified and considered before making a final decision. The process is conducted by local, state, and federal agencies and is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of the I-70 East Corridor EIS was to improve transportation along the I-70 highway corridor from I-25 to Tower Road and to explore potential rapid transit options from Downtown Denver to Denver International Airport. Keywords: Studies, Interstates