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Colo studying high-speed rail

DENVER, Colorado ” Cities and counties across Colorado are teaming up with state transportation officials on a study to determine whether a high-speed commuter railway is feasible in the state.

The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority, a coalition of governments, is launching a $1.5 million study that will focus on the Interstate 25 and 70 corridors and some offshoots.

Most of the money for the study will come from the Colorado Department of Transportation, with cities and counties contributing the rest.

Clear Creek County Commissioner Harry Dale says the study will help determine whether it makes sense for Colorado to apply for federal designation as the country’s 11th high-speed rail corridor.

The designation would make Colorado eligible to apply for federal funds.

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