Uber gave its Denver-area users easy access to transit info and tickets, and now more are using RTD trains

By Jon Murray, The Denver Post; July 9, 2019 The idea behind Uber’s experiment was simple: Add real-time RTD bus…

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Colorado backers believe this Front Range passenger rail plan is the real deal

By Miles Blumhardt, Fort Collins Coloradoan; June 13, 2019 If you’ve read the headline and have lived in Colorado for…

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Utah: Organization plans passenger rail from Logan to Cedar City

By Rod Boam, Cachevalleydaily.com; June 2, 2019 A Salt Lake man is proposing a rail service that would take passengers…

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Study explores Colorado Front Range passenger rail

By Peter Roper, Reporter, The Pueblo Chieftain; May 28, 2019 Would passenger rail service among Front Range cities energize the…

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Rail group in Utah seeks support for statewide study

By Carter Pape, The Times-Independent; May 3, 2019 A nonprofit passenger rail organization is looking to have the Utah Department…

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Amtrak Winter Park Express Sets Records in 2019 Colorado Season

A press release from Amtrak; April 22, 2019: New services and favorable snow conditions combine for success WINTER PARK, Colo.…

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From Travel + Leisure: The Best Train Trips to Take Across America

By Claire Trageser, Travel + Leisure; April 7, 2019 There’s a romance to train travel — the leisurely pace of…

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Denver did it right with its Union Station

By Newell Nussbaumer, Buffalo Rising; April 2, 2019 Over the last couple of days, a number of readers have been…

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On a Colorado Ski Trip, Planes, Trains, No Automobiles

By Amy Virshup, The New York Times; March 27, 2019 The plan was simple: Take the train to the ski…

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Amtrak to participate in TIGER grant for Southwest Chief

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Kansan; February 27, 2019 Another round of the fight to preserve the Southwest Chief…

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Colorado: Passenger rail commission aims to connect Front Range Communities

By Andy Koen, KOAA NBC 5; February 19 2019 DENVER – On any given day, an estimated 98,100 people are…

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Denver and the Winter Park Express: How to Make the Most of the Ski Train’s New Lounge Car Before Hitting the Slopes

By Josie Sexton, Denver Eater; February 18, 2019 A hand-held, Executair brand travel bar late last week was discovered on…

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U.S. investing $50 million in Amtrak Southwest Chief route that passes through New Mexico

By Steve Terrell, Santa Fe New Mexican; February 15, 2019 The federal government will pump $50 million into Amtrak’s Southwest…

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway orders engines, cars, rail for $100 million rebuilding project

By Wayne Heilman, The Gazette; January 31, 2019 The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway has ordered three new engines, nine…

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Denver: All 66 RTD commuter train cars to be sent for out-of-state repairs after crack found

By Krystyna Biassou, 9 News NBC; January 9, 2019 Every commuter train car in RTD’s fleet must be sent out…

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Feds award PTC grants to Amtrak for the Southwest Chief route, Metra and New Jersey Transit

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 21, 2018 U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) yesterday announced $9.16 million in federal funding toward…

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Denver’s tall buildings partly to blame for A-Line, G-Line problems, Regional Transportation District tells feds

By John Aguilar, The Denver Post; December 17, 2018 Denver’s recent runaway growth, with high rises going up at a record…

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Colorado: New owner discovers tunnel underneath Grand Junction Union Station

By ERIN McINTYRE, The Daily Sentinel; December 7, 2018 When Grand Junction’s Union Station opened in 1906, the newspaper accounts…

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Rail Reinvented: 8 Train Stations With Awesome Comeback Stories

By Brittany Anas, livability.com; October 8, 2018 Some of America’s best comeback stories are playing out in a most unlikely…

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Uncertainty around Amtrak’s Southwest Chief holds up Heartland Flyer extension

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 5, 2018 Deborah Fischer Stout, the president of the Northern Flyer Alliance, had the…

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Amtrak commits to another year of the Southwest Chief on current route with no changes

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 3, 2018 U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), members of…

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Explore the West by rail on Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Mike Coppock, Special Contributor, Dallas Morning News; October 2, 2018 As I looked around the observation car of Amtrak’s…

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Skiing in Colorado: Tickets for the Winter Park Express are now available for 2019 season

By Oscar Contreras, Denver ABC 7; September 20, 2018 WINTER PARK, Colo. — Fall season hasn’t even started, but Winter…

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Amtrak May Put Passengers on Buses in Fight Over Safety Upgrade

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; September 13, 2018 As railroads across the nation race to complete a congressional deadline for installing…

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Bipartisan Senators To House THUD Appropriators: Preserve Funding For Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

By Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post; September 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Tom…

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