CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Conductor Resha Taylor directs passengers boarding Amtrak's Southwest Chief in Union Station on April 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Amtrak set a record in March for the single best month ever in the company?s history. 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. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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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