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Transportation hurdle for some schools preparing for students’ return

Transportation hurdle for some schools preparing for students’ return



GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW MOVED UP THAT DATE TO APRIL 19. SOME DISTRICTS SAY THEY’RE WORKING OVERTIME TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. TRANSPORTATION HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR HURDLES DISTRICTS ARE TRYING TO GET OVER AS THEY PREPARE TO WELCOME BACK STUDENTS IN-PERSON ON APRIL 19. ESPECIALLY UNDER STATE HEALTH GUIDELINES. >> WE’RE STILL TRYING TO MAINTAIN THE THREE FEET OF DISTANCE, AT LEAST. AND WE’VE GOT BUSES THAT WILL BE NEAR IMPOSSIBLE. >> YOUR REGULAR 73 PUPIL BUS

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Transportation board kills plan for trains to return to Colorado’s dormant Tennessee Pass

The Surface Transportation Board on Thursday rejected a plan by a rail operator to revive train traffic on Colorado’s mountainous Tennessee Pass Line. 

Colorado Midland & Pacific Railway Company — a new division of Texas-based Rio Grande Pacific Corp. — asked the transportation board on Dec. 31, 2020 for streamlined approval of its plan to run trains on the long-dormant rail line between Gypsum and Cañon City. The railway operator asked for a class exemption from rigorous review because its proposal was “limited in scope.” The transportation board allows expedited class exemptions to new carriers like Colorado Midland & Pacific

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