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Officials predict 3 million riders on new Colorado railway

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DENVER - Colorado state officials says a potential passenger rail line would accommodate 9,200 people every weekday and nearly 3 million per year.

The proposed rail line would stretch from Fort Collins south to Pueblo in the south, cutting through Denver.

A model of the project also predicted the railway would reduce vehicle travel by 210,000 miles per weekday. Officials say that would save the state roughly 94 tons of greenhouse gas emissions daily.

Colorado Public Radio reports the route's details have yet to be finalized. But, the model is a key step toward building the line.

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  1. “A model of the project also predicted the railway would reduce vehicle travel by 210,000 miles per weekday. Officials say that would save the state roughly 94 tons of greenhouse gas emissions daily.
    Colorado Public Radio reports the route’s details have yet to be finalized. But, the model is a key step toward building the line.”
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    By the time this becomes reality, no one will be using fossil fuels for cars anyway.

  2. Go to Washington/Baltimore and see how the Marc train works it does not. Three million maybe in 100 years.

    1. Since Polis is turning us into California Junior, take a look at California’s high speed rail program. Billions wasted, and still not in service.

  3. In 2018, RTD brought in $143 million in revenue in 2018 against $777 million in operating costs. That amounts to a net subsidy of $634 million, much of which is covered by sales tax revenue. Found this by Googling Denver light rail subsidies. Passenger trains will never work in Colorado and only a fool would believe it would.

  4. California Bullet Train anyone?
    How much commuter traffic is really going to use something like this? Even if it handles a large amount of people between say Loveland to Denver Metro and The Springs to Denver Metro there still lies the issue of transportation to the final destination. Who is going to use a train to relieve their driving burden and sitting in traffic to still have to use the transit system to get the last 10 miles to work? Anyone want to add 90 minutes to their commute?

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