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CDOT Seeks Details On High-Speed Transit Technology

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Interstate 70 (credit: CBS)

Interstate 70 (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is getting ready to collect information from high-speed transit technology providers, as it studies whether adding high-speed transit on Interstate 70 is doable.

The $1.8 million study is looking at the feasibility of adding 120 miles of high-speed transit along I-70 between C-470 in Jefferson County and the Eagle County Regional Airport.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says that in September, it plans to issue a request for information from private companies on high-speed transit technologies so it can assess how well the technologies meet criteria for performance, operations and costs.

CDOT also is starting to meet with local governments along I-70 to discuss possible station locations. A separate study will help forecast ridership.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed in fall 2013.

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