A French TGV high speed train. Similar trains could run along the front range at 150 MPH.
Credit Patrick Janicek / Flickr-Creative Commons
High speed rail along the Front Range has long been a pipe dream in Colorado. It’s a dream taking a baby step forward though as the Colorado Department of Transportation held the first of four public meetings Monday on a continuing study exploring the feasibility and public support for a line from Fort Collins south via Denver International Airport to Pueblo.
A view of a road destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 14.
Credit U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released
As the remaining flood survivors continue to be airlifted out of towns cut off by flooding, the focus is beginning to shift to recovery. Specifically on the very reason they have to be airlifted: roads.
The COTrip website run by the Colorado Department of Transportation is still having issues due to heavy traffic. CDOT has started an alternate page for highway and interstate closures. We're linking to that here.