Friday, January 27, 2012

Tourism board hears report from rail passenger group

La Junta, Colo. — ... Two senators from North Dakota recently put together a grant and other support for rail travel in the amount of $97 million. “If North Dakota can do it, Colorado can do it!” he said.Burlington Northern-Santa Fe has been unwilling to repair rails between Newton and La Junta and between Trinidad and La Junta to support Amtrak passenger trains, since their freights require only rails that will support speeds of 30-60 miles per hour, while Amtrak speeds top 70 miles per hour. Continued

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