Anybody who has ever spent 3 or 4 hours on a winter (or summer holiday) evening creeping home, bumper-to-bumper, on I-70 has had one of these two thoughts roll through their weary, road-raging brain: "If I only had a monster truck I would crush all of you and be home in time to watch Sean Hannity!", or "Train, duh!"
In the news today is an announcement that the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority -- a coalition of Colorado counties, cities, transportation authorities, and the Colorado Department of Transportation -- will study the feasibility of high-speed rail links between Front Range and mountain communities. Cheyenne to Trinidad is maybe overreaching, but Fort Collins to Colorado Springs and Denver International Airport to Vail would be mighty fine.
It's about damn time. I don't care if the study has to use the most paleo-proprietary software one can find, let's get this on. I do, however, reserve the right to complain bitterly about any godawful ArcGIS Server-based transit user web applications.