Support ColoRail

Please join ColoRail in promoting passenger rail service in and through Colorado by becoming a member. Basic membership dues are just $20.00 per year. Additional contributions are needed, so please contribute more!

To become a member, please fill out the following form to pay online. You may also pay for membership by check. Send payments to:
P.O. Box 9613
Denver, CO 80209


See our list of benefits, below.

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As a member you will receive:

  • The ColoRail Passenger newsletter published three times a year
  • Timely e-mail rail news updates and notices of special events and activities
  • Invitations to the three general membership meetings each year

Membership donations pay for:

  • Promoting rail transit and intercity rail
  • Printing and mailing the newsletter and other print materials
  • Hosting the general membership meetings
  • Maintaining our website and social media outreach

As advocates for passenger rail and transit, our members:

  • Follow federal, state, and local legislative rail and transit initiatives
  • Contact elected officials to support rail and transit service
  • Work with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver Regional Transportation District, and other agencies to expand passenger rail and transit services
  • Participate in advisory groups and public forms on rail and transit issues
  • Engage the media to promote rail and transit projects
  • Work with Amtrak to promote rail and rail/transit related activities
  • Coordinate rail and transit advocacy activities with the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) as well as with rail and transit associations in neighboring states
  • Coordinate passenger rail and transit activities with other consumer, environmental, and pro-transit organizations
  • Educate the public on and raise public awareness about the advantages and benefits rail travel.

Founded in 1989, ColoRail members have helped to:

  • Helped draft and pass legislation creating the Colorado Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commissions in 2014 and 2017
  • Helped obtain two TIGER Grants to repair the Southwest Chief rail line
  • Defeat proposals to remove trains from Denver Union Station (DUS)
  • Develop DUS as an intermodal transportation facility
  • Expand Amtrak services including the Winter Park Express ski train service and the initiation of Amtrak Thruway Bus connecting services
  • Promote legislation to address railroad abandonment
  • Support public financing for passenger rail and transit including RTD FasTracks
  • Support multimodal transportation legislation
  • Establish rail and other transit modes as a viable and realistic alternative to highway construction