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Colorado State Rail Plan

Colorado Department of Transportation

State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan


Cost Estimate: $782,000


With the help of CDOT’s public and private stakeholders as well as the cooperation of the Federal Railroad Administration, CDOT began the task of developing Colorado’s first statewide passenger and freight rail plan in January 2011. This plan will provide guidance for investing in future rail needs and present ways to enhance passenger and freight rail development to support economic growth and environmental sustainability.


The finalized plan will fulfill the requirements of the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2008. In addition to meeting the federal requirements, this plan will be integrated into the Statewide Long Range Multimodal Plan.


Completion is estimated in March 2012.

“The State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan is the first for Colorado since establishing the CDOT Division of Transit & Rail. The plan is a huge step for the state as it will establish the framework for future rail implementation and expansion.”

 – Mark Imhoff, director, CDOT Division of Transit & Rail

Additional Info:
Link to Project

Contact: Mark Imhoff , director of transit and rail, Colorado Department of Transportation, 303-757-9007,



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