Jack Wheeler presented these slides, with excellent commentary, at ColoRail’s December, 2016 meeting. Rail: Beyond Transportation
ColoRail President Jim Souby presented these slides — Colorail Perspectives — at our December, 2016 meeting. His central message: The idea of Front Range passenger rail has become politically viable and it’s time to start planning it at the state level.
ColoRail Excursion Itinerary to Amtrak Exhibit Train in Pueblo Aug. 6
8:00 AM LV. 17th & Wewatta Sts, near RTD Wewatta St. RTD Entrance Bus Pavilion
8:20-8:30 LV. RTD Mineral Light Rail Station, Santa Fe Dr. and Mineral Ave.
Santa Fe to I-25, then follow RR tracks via Palmer Lake, return to I-25
Stop at trolley museum in Colorado Springs (Fillmore Exit.) 30-45 minutes
Stop at Colorado Springs train station briefly (future front range stop?)
11:30-11:45 AR. I-25 to Pueblo Union Depot on B St. in Pueblo
4:30 – 5:00 LV. for return to both pick up stops.
ColoRail will hold to its $30 round-trip bus fare from three years ago.
Please email me ASAP if you would like to join us – email@example.com. All Aboard Pueblo!
Bob Brewster ColoRail Trip Coordinator
For Colorado, 2016 is The Year of the Train
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Denver Union Station, Sage Room Downstairs
1702 Wynkoop, Denver, Colorado
9:00 am – Social time, Denver Union Station
9:15 am – Convene the Meeting – ColoRail’s Vision for Passenger Rail
Jim Souby, President, ColoRail
9:30 am – Report From Amtrak
Rob Eaton, Colorado Government Affairs Director, Amtrak
10:00 am – Colorado Transportation – Entering a New Era and Just in Time!
Mike Lewis, Deputy Executive Director, CDOT
11:00 am – Advancing ColoRail’s Bold Agenda for 2016
Report from NARP (invited)
12:00 pm – Wrap up
12:30 pm – Adjourn
12:45 – Man ColoRail Table and Tour Amtrak Exhibit Train!
ColoRail meeting Oct. 3
ColoRail will meet Saturday morning, October 3rd, at Denver Union Station. The meeting starts at 9:00 am and concludes at 12:30 pm, in the Sage Room downstairs.
Please join us to learn and discuss:
- Why 2016 is shaping up as the year of the train in Colorado!
- Why the time to begin comprehensive planning for Front Range passenger rail is now!
- What is the latest from CDOT on Bustang and transit and rail planning.
- Where Amtrak stands in a year of constant turmoil in Washington, DC.
- Will the Winter Park Express roll again?
- How we are faring as we continue our campaign to save the Southwest Chief!
- Tour the Amtrak Exhibit Train at DUS following the meeting!
Featured speakers include Mike Lewis, CDOT deputy executive director, and Rob Eaton, Amtrak government affairs director for Colorado. Mr. Lewis has recently joined DOT from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation where he served as director for six years. Mr. Eaton is the former mayor of Leavenworth, Washington, where he successfully added an Amtrak stop and new station on the Empire Builder.
Amtrak Exhibit Train in Denver Oct. 3
Amtrak will bring its Exhibit Train to Denver Union Station on the same day as our meeting. The train will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This “Train Days” event is free and will have activities for children.