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About Us

In 2008 the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) presented two transportation packages for the Northern Colorado I25 corridor as part of a draft environmental impact study (DEIS). The array of options presented included widening I25 with the addition of HOV/toll lanes, the possibility for an express bus between Fort Collins and Denver and the re-establishment of passenger rail on the existing BNSF line running through the downtowns of Cheyenne, Wyo., Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont. Members of Front Range on Track galvanized community input, resulting in more than 2,000 people submitting comments to CDOT in favor of the rail option and far outpacing comments on any other components. The public comment period for this stage of the process ended December 30, 2008, but the work necessary to carry a rail option forward continues.

Front Range on Track is comprised of a group of citizens, who see the re-establishment of passenger rail services as a critical transportation component for increasing highway safety, improving air quality and reducing suburban sprawl. Our communities were built on rail travel and freight hauling, and our downtowns thrived with passenger service. As our state and region readies for exponential growth in the first half of this century, we must plan for real transit-oriented development that will reinvigorate our Downtowns and foster prosperous family-friendly communities.

Front Range on Track is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that is committed to raising public awareness about the possibility for low-cost, efficient rail service and educating the community about the benefits passenger rail will provide our communities. If you would like to get involved or would like more information, please email us or fill out the form on the Contact Us page.