About Rocky Mountain Rail Authority


Rocky Mountain Rail Authority (RMRA)
c/o Clear Creek County
PO Box 2000
Georgetown, CO 80444

Contact Person

Harry Dale
303-250-6181 (cell)

CDOT has required that a local government receive the SB-1 Transit Grant as applied for by the Front Range Commuter Rail organization for a high speed rail feasibility study for Colorado.  This requirement lead to the creation of the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority (RMRA) which is a multi jurisdictional government body created through Intergovernmental Agreement.  RMRA will receive the grant monies from CDOT and complete the high speed rail feasibility study for Colorado.

The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority is conducting a one-year study of the technical, financial and economic feasibility of implementing high-speed intercity passenger rail service within Colorado and into neighboring states that could provide seamless travel throughout the state’s most populated corridors.

The study will evaluate the provision of high speed passenger train service connecting the cities and counties along the Front Range, the I-70 Corridor and other locations within the state.

Within the I-70 Corridor, high-speed rail service would connect Colorado’s most populated region and Denver International Airport to the mountains and the Western Slope, supporting some of Colorado’s largest economic drivers – tourism, agriculture, and energy.

Within the I-25 Corridor, high-speed rail service would connect Denver with the growing technology-driven and military communities in northern and southern Colorado, as well as with other burgeoning communities along the Front Range, and would generally focus on the use of existing rail corridors.

If this service is found to be feasible and funding is obtained, not only would trips from Denver to the mountains and northern Colorado communities to Colorado Springs and Pueblo become a reality, but, so would trips from Grand Junction to Pueblo and Fort Collins to Summit and Eagle Counties.

The study will not make decisions about specific alignments or station locations. Rather, it will identify the most feasible alignment(s) and station locations through a collaborative process with representatives from local communities.

Adobe PDF Document Establishing Contract »

The initial RMRA Establishing Contract was approved by two local governments, Clear Creek County and the Town of Monument.  Together they have invited every local government in the state interested in passenger rail service to join the RMRA.  Every government that passes and signs the RMRA Contract paperwork will have on-going representation on the RMRA Board of Directors.