Letter from Keith Baker
Transportation – September 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine
Only one transportation arterial consisting of segments of Highways 24, 50, and 285 runs the length of the Upper Arkansas Valley. An unused railroad parallels this route. High speed light commuter rail would reduce vehicle miles traveled and all sorts of pollution, probably increase tourism revenues, and serve as an attraction for our area. Citizens of several counties wish they had an existing rail line. Some can, like the Roaring Fork Valley and I-70 corridor, even rue a day they allowed a rail line to be torn up or defeated light rail proposals (NOTE: a high speed monorail would have come with the 1976 Winter Olympics).