“All Aboard!” Governor, Local Leaders Take First Denver-Longmont Passenger Train Ride

Last week, Governor Jared Polis, CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew, and a host of municipal, state and business leaders from around the Denver Metro Area hopped aboard an Amtrak train for a demonstration ride from Denver’s Union Station to Longmont. Among the dignitaries on board were Boulder Mayor Aaron Brockett, RTD Board Member Lynn Guissinger, and our very own Boulder Chamber President and CEO John Tayer.

Governor Jared Polis addressing guests at Union Station, March 7, 2024
RTD Director Lynn Guissinger, left, with Boulder Chamber President and CEO John Tayer, right, on the train.

Securing stable funding for FRPR and the Northwest Phase 1 project will require state funding, in addition to federal dollars. The new proposed partnerships will also leverage tax dollars voters have already been paying for the past 20 years as part of the RTD FasTracks project.

“If they’re going to build it, there’s no question that we want to make sure [Boulder is] on that line, because in a hundred years, if it doesn’t get built, somebody’s going to say, why is Boulder such an outlier community?” said Tayer. “This rail line is really important to our long-term future.”

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