Study tags best route for high-speed rail to Vail
DENVER – A group of Colorado communities and transit authorities says high-speed rail is feasible in Colorado, and the best options for lines would run between Fort Collins and Pueblo and between Denver International Airport and the Vail Valley.
An 18-month study for the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority says the most feasible option would have passengers pay about $40, or an average of about 35 cents a mile, for one-way trips from downtown Denver to Vail on the Interstate 70 corridor or from Denver to Pueblo in the I-25 corridor.
Trains could average 90 to 100 mph along I-25 and about 60 to 70 mph along I-70.
The system would cost about $21 billion.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is still studying the prospects for high-speed rail.
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