Interstate 70 study released |

Interstate 70 study released

A coalition of local governments and businesses in the Interstate 70 mountain corridor has completed a draft transit and land-use study of possible high-speed rail service between Golden and Glenwood Springs.

The 118-page document lists possible rail stations in Idaho Springs; near Empire Junction or Georgetown; in Frisco or Silverthorne; Copper Mountain; Vail; and Eagle County Airport.

The $500,000 study will mesh with a more detailed high-speed-rail feasibility study being conducted by the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority. That review, with results due in July, is looking at whether advanced rail service in the I-70 mountain corridor is technically and financially feasible.

It would cost billions to build such a train.

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