- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DENVER (AP) - A plan to explore passenger rail service along Interstate 25 in Colorado is on its way to the governor’s desk.

The state House voted Tuesday to order a report on the feasibility of Front Range rail service by the end of the year. The study is part of a bill to extend the work of an existing panel looking at the Southwest Chief. That’s an Amtrak line that runs through southern Colorado.

The measure already cleared the Senate and now awaits Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature.

Sponsors say Colorado should explore options for expanded rail service as the population increases.

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