But once a question of costs was added to the series of questions, that enthusiasm fell. Magellan Strategies and RBI Strategies survey data can be viewed here: Colorado Passenger Rail Opinion Survey Initial Findings. Some members of the Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission would like to see it … ", Support falls by 20% in poll when tax question asked,

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Conductor Resha Taylor directs passengers boarding Amtrak's Southwest Chief in Union Station on April 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. When those surveyed were asked if they “generally” supported or opposed the future use of a passenger rail service as a mode of transportation, 85% said they supported one, compared to 10% who were opposed and 5% who were unsure.

Gov. In 2019, an online survey was conducted from July 22 to September 30 with 6,965 participants. “The scope of this research project was limited to only measuring general concepts and opinions of passenger rail services among Colorado residents on the Front Range,” the pollsters wrote in their analysis. Improving air quality was the top benefit respondents saw in creating a Front Range passenger line, which was followed by seeing more reliable travel times and having more travel choices. The commission ordered the report earlier this year to study possible routes, costs and other factors for a possible Front Range rail line as it looked into creating a new Front Range tax district to which a ballot question on creating the new rail line could be referred by the legislature – likely in either 2020 or 2021. A public opinion survey was conducted October 4-8, 2019 with a statistically significant sample of 600.

The top proposed stops include: Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Lafayette/Broomfield, Thornton, downtown Denver, Denver International Airport, Denver Tech Center, Centennial, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Trinidad. Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission. Front Range Passenger Rail Survey results. After the commissioners saw the results of the Front Range Passenger Rail Survey last Friday, they were shown results of the Magellan-RBI poll, which was first reported by the Colorado Sun and which was conducted Oct. 4-8 in 13 Front Range counties: Larimer, Weld, Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas. ", Support falls by 20% in poll when tax question asked. The rail line proposal is one of many that have been floated. With ridership up in 26 of its 45 routes, Amtrak is on track to end the fiscal year at or above last year?s record of 31.2 million passengers.

About 53% of respondents lived in households that make between $50,000 and $150,000 per year. "Now is the time to create a real plan and feasibility study to prepare a proposal for a vote in 2020, 2021 or 2022.

were presented A little more than half of the respondents to the survey provided their email addresses and indicated they were interested in staying updated and engaged regarding the project. Ninety-three percent of respondents said they supported the rail line stretching from “at least” Fort Collins to Pueblo, and 92% said they would be interested in using the service if one was available.

In 2019, an online survey was conducted from July 22 to September 30 with 6,965 participants. However, it's past time to better plan for growth, reduce traffic, and move Colorado's transportation system into the twenty-first century," Cahill said. Jared Polis said during last year's campaign that he supported a high-speed passenger rail between Fort Collins and Pueblo and his office said this week that was still the case. Copyright 2019 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Conor Cahill, a spokesman for Polis, said Tuesday that the governor supported the idea of a passenger rail but had not seen any prospective ballot language. But some respondents said they would like to see the line stretch down to New Mexico, up to Wyoming, and even as far away as Dallas and Kansas City. Gov. The top reasons people said they supported the idea generally were for tourism and recreation purposes and for personal shopping and family visits, according to the survey. The survey was conducted by Magellan Strategies and RBI Strategies and Research. "Now is the time to create a real plan and feasibility study to prepare a proposal for a vote in 2020, 2021 or 2022. Respondents were asked if they would support or oppose a sales tax increase to fund the estimated $5 billion project. Just 43% of respondents to the rail survey said they currently used public transit along the Front Range.

Magellan Strategies/RBI Strategies and Research poll. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

. The Front Range Passenger Rail project conducts surveys to provide a pulse of the public’s awareness of the project effort and to understand high level passenger rail travel interests. Amtrak set a record in March for the single best month ever in the company?s history. In 2018, Colorado voters rejected two proposals to raise extra transportation money for the state -- one of which involved raising the state sales and use tax rates. We can't comment on ballot language we have not seen. Ranking Benefits: Priorities by both popularity and average rank. "The Governor ran on and supports Front Range Passenger Rail. The pollsters surveyed 600 likely general election voters within the 13 counties via the phone and internet, which was weighted to past turnouts in Colorado presidential general election years.