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Mon April 23, 2007
Rail Line Study Chugging Ahead
Laramie, Wy – A proposal to link Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico by light rail is picking up steam.
The proposed Rocky Mountain High Speed Rail Corridor has been discussed off and on for years. But lately the idea has been moving along after getting some help from government funding.
Tentatively the route would extend from Casper to Belen, New Mexico, passing through the cities of Cheyenne, Fort Collins and Denver.
The Wyoming Legislature has approved spending 300-thousand dollars for a feasibility study for the project. The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority plans to begin the study in August. The study would take six months and designation of the rail corridor could occur next year.
After that, voters would be asked to approve taxes to help pay for the project. If all goes according to plan, the rail line could be built by 2016.