Colorado puts money behind passenger rail commission

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A BNSF Railway officer’s special heads north on a single-track section of the Denver-Pueblo, Colo., BNSF-Union Pacific Joint Line near Castle Rock, Colo., on July 28, 2013.
Bob Johnston
DENVER — Lawmakers in Colorado are putting $2.5 million in the state budget to promote passenger rail.

The money, which specifically goes to the Southwest Chief and Front Range Rail Commission, is to help jump-start the re-organized group that aims to extend passenger rail service between communities on the leading edge of the Rocky Mountains between Pueblo, Colo., and Denver.

The group had originally championed the continuation of Amtrak's Southwest Chief, which serves southern Colorado with stops at Lamar, La Junta, and Trinidad. La Junta and Denver were last connected with a Santa Fe extension that ended with Amtrak in 1971.

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