CDOT Seeks Details On High-Speed Transit Technology

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.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Denver

Weather App
CBS4 Hiking Weather Forecast Page

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia