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For sound transit, yes on 4A

Dear Editor:

The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority is an association of 40-plus jurisdictions along the Front Range and in western Colorado whose “goal is to complete a high-speed rail feasibility study for Colorado and, based on the results of that study, pursue a passenger rail operating entity and funding source to advance passenger rail service throughout Colorado.” Additionally, RMRA is seeking the Federal Railroad Administration 11th High Speed Rail Corridor Designation for the Rocky Mountain corridor.

Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties, the cities of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority are members of RMRA.

“The Rocky Mountain Rail Authority (RMRA) supports the regional transportation goals of RFTA and their transit programs. RFTA is one of the founding members of the RMRA and a significant contributor to RMRA’s high speed rail study efforts in Colorado. RFTA’s growing success in providing regional transit in Western Colorado is an important step towards establishing the feasibility of high speed rail in the I-70 mountain corridor and western Colorado. We value RFTA’s contributions to the RMRA and look forward to working with them and their member jurisdictions as our high speed rail feasibility study moves forward,” says Harry Dale, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority.

The future of appropriate, adequate, and environmentally sound transit in Colorado rests with the emergence of a high-speed rail system supported by local transportation systems. As the third largest transit system in Colorado, RFTA’s goals mesh closely with the RMRA vision for high-speed rail.

Please support ballot issue 4A. Support RFTA!

RFTA, yes!

Dorothea Farris


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