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post #1681 of 7032 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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I just don't view I-70 as the long-term solution. Are they gonna make that bitch 4 lanes wide both directions? Traffic is only gonna keep increasing. I just don't think they can make enough improvements fast enough to ever keep up, much less get ahead of the traffic demands.

Some type of lightrail/monorail/high speed train is the long-term solution, but how we gonna pay for that shit?
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Some type of lightrail/monorail/high speed train is the long-term solution, but how we gonna pay for that shit?
With all of that tax revenue flowing in from legal weed starting in 2014.

"High" Speed Rail.
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A lightrail would be pretty legit. I have noticed that the majority of cars in I-70 traffic have 1 or 2 people in them. I'll admit I'm guilty of this a lot of times when my buddies don't feel like going I say fuck it and go myself. If they make a lightrail that can hold 40 people per car, with 5 cars per train (I'm sure they can hold more), you'd be getting almost 150 cars off the road per train. Run the train every 15 minutes and you're getting rid of 600 cars per hour.

If I'm going by myself, I'd gladly pay around $15 for a round trip lightrail ticket. Hell it costs me about $25 round trip in gas in my FJ. Combine that with not having to deal with the fucktard CO drivers and multiple rock chips to my vehicle from CDOT's "sand" per trip, and $15 sounds like a pretty awesome deal.

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Yeah, that tunnel expansion was a bandaid on a shotgun wound. They should've been working on a serious solution 20 years ago. If they started today, maybe they'd be finished 20 years from now.
Only long term solution i see is lite passenger rail, should of been done thirty years ago.
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Monorail is a shit ton of money for five months of use. Everybody preaches monorail............who's gonna ride it? Tourists maybe.........frontrangers.....doubt it. Sure, it would be a novelty fer the first couple years. After that.......?
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Monorail is a shit ton of money for five months of use. Everybody preaches monorail............who's gonna ride it? Tourists maybe.........frontrangers.....doubt it. Sure, it would be a novelty fer the first couple years. After that.......?
Evidently you've never experienced I-70 traffic during the summer. Hell, it's worse than ski season.

Plus, if Colorado would address the I-70 traffic congestion issues, they'd be a shoe-in for a winter Olympics hosting.

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Wrong.........lots of time on I-70 year round. The weekend warriors with the family and their camping, RV's, boats, motos, etc.......they gonna ride it? The people travelin' on I-70 from state to state? The shit load of semi trailers? It's a main artery. I look forward to the winter drive.........way more chill.
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All I know is that all the congestion problems start and end where the highway goes from 3-2 lanes and 2-3 respectively. Widening it all the way to Summit would make a hell of a difference. The congestion now is not much different than it was when I moved here in 90. Anyone who thinks differently has a poor memory. Will widening solve it all? Hell no. A rail solution is a great idea. Probably need to do both in the long run. The I70 corridor has been a problem as long as I have lived here. It always will be to some degree.
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Quadruple lanes.......double decker to summit co. Problem solved.......
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Plus, if Colorado would address the I-70 traffic congestion issues, they'd be a shoe-in for a winter Olympics hosting.
Wrong again...........not a traffic issue. CO was awarded the Olympics in '76......we told the IOC to get bent.
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