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If there were a sound that conjured Colorado – an equivalent to the image of a Rocky mountain or the crisp smell of high-desert air – it would be the sound of a train. Steel-wheel rumbles and locomotive whistles evoke the work of stringing together the junctions that formed the map of our square state.
High-speed passenger rail service on dedicated tracks along the Interstate 25 and Interstate 70 corridors will cost $22 billion and likely require up to 50-percent funding by Colorado taxpayers, a Rocky Mountain Rail Authority (RMRA) spokesman said this week.