Letter by John Esty
Transportation – November 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine
C-DOT never consulted about rail abandonment
To The Editor:
Governor Roy Romer, along with his Office of Economic Development, has made a serious error in allowing the abandonment of the Tennessee Pass line to occur.
Though transportation of people and freight across the state is the responsibility of the Colorado Department of Transportation (C-DOT), C-DOT staff were never consulted as to the viability of the “rails to trails” plan. In fact, numerous phone calls by C-DOT staff asking for input were never returned and once the decision was made, C-DOT staff was asked not to comment. Had the Governor and his Office of Economic Development staff talked with C-DOT, they would have found out that: