A story in today's Rocky Mountain News discusses the potential of adding a High Speed Train Line from Casper to Albuquerque and then into the busy I-70 Mountain corridor. I think that this is an excellent idea to improve transportation and access to a large are of the center of the country. This is one of the fastest growing regions and would help speed travel and commerce through this entire area. It would also add in travel to the mountains for skiing and other recreational endeavors.
The cost of this could be an issue, but it is something that we need to do. Train transportation in this country used to be the thing, but taking a train over long-distances today just isn't working. This country is just too big.
But by developing regional, high-speed lines that will improve travel and will probably be faster than air travel will succeed. Just look at the Northeast corridor where train transportation is faster. In fact, it is faster to travel from Washington, DC, to New York by train than by airplane.
Let's come together and help make this work.
High Speed Train Plan Surfaces in Colorado (Rocky Mountain News)