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Study: Monorail stops in Vail Valley

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” A study of a high-speed train running from Denver to Colorado’s High Country will look at system that would stop in Vail, Avon the Eagle County airport.

The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority is studying whether the technology and funding exist to build high-speed trains along Interstate 70 and Interstate 25, which runs along the Front Range.

“In the next three months the study team will evaluate whether we can build a feasible high-speed rail system that provides reliable service at an affordable cost,” said Clear Creek County Commissioner Harry Dale, chairman of the authority. “Our challenge is to identify those areas with the greatest ridership potential and find ways to connect them.”

Along with Vail, Avon and the airport, the study will look at stops in Gypsum, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Keystone, Georgetown, Idaho Sprins, downtown Denver and Denver International Airport.

For mountain travel, the study will examine electric trains capable of travelling at speeds up to 220 mph and elevated Maglev trains capable of travelling at speeds up to 300 mph.

The study should be finished in June.

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