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About the District

The FRPR District is an independent government agency with the mission to plan, design, finance, construct, operate, and maintain a new passenger rail system along the Front Range.

 

The Colorado Legislature established the FRPR District in 2021 through FRPR District Act (Colorado Senate Bill 21-238).

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District Boundary

The FRPR District boundary extends from the Wyoming to New Mexico border, spanning portions or the entirety of the 13 counties near I-25 along the Front Range.

District Authority

The FRPR District has the authority to levy taxes, through ballot measures, to fund and support rail programs, including establishing station area improvement districts. 

District Governance

The FRPR District is governed by a Board of Directors with 17 voting and 7 non-voting members. Coordination with CDOT, RTD, freight railroads, regional planning organizations, and local communities is crucial to the FRPR District’s success.

Board of Directors

  • Jim Souby - Chair
    Governor Appointment -
    Transportation and Public Finance 

  • Jill Gaebler - Vice Chair
    City of Colorado Springs, on behalf of Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

  • Chris Nevitt - Treasurer
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • Julie Duran Mullica - Secretary
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • Nathan Anderson - Ex officio
    Union Pacific Railroad

  • Daneya Esgar
    Governor Appointment -
    Environmental Conservation

  • Dennis Flores
    Pueblo Area Council of Governments

  • John Graham
    Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

  • David Harris - Ex officio
    State of New Mexico

  • Debra Johnson - Ex officio
    RTD

  • Will Karspeck
    North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Alex Khalfin - Ex officio
    Amtrak

  • Josh Laipply
    Governor Appointment - 
    Transportation and Public Finance 

  • Claire Levy
    Governor Appointment -
    Resident from City/County within FasTracks

  • Luis Lopez
    South Central Council of Governments

  • Deborah Mulvey
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • Johnny Olson
    North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Sal Pace
    Governor Appointment - 
    Passenger Rail System Development

  • Joan Peck
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • John Putnam
    Colorado Department of Transportation

  • Jose Soto
    Governor Appointment - 
    Statewide Employee Organization

  • Dale Steenbergen - Ex officio 
    State of Wyoming

  • Jim Tylick - Ex officio 
    BNSF Railway

  • Randy Wheelock - Ex officio 
    I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition

Committees

Executive

  • Jim Souby - Chair

  • Jill Gaebler - Vice Chair

  • Chris Nevitt - Treasurer

  • Julie Duran Mullica - Secretary

  • Josh Laipply

  • Deborah Mulvey

  • Joan Peck

Finance

  • Chris Nevitt - Chair

  • Dennis Flores

  • Josh Laipply

  • Luis Lopez

Government Affairs/ Communications

  • Deborah Mulvey - Chair

  • Daneya Esgar

  • John Graham

  • Will Karspeck

  • Claire Levy

  • Julie Duran Mullica

  • Sal Pace

  • Joan Peck

Planning

  • Josh Laipply - Chair

  • Jill Gaebler

  • Will Karspeck

  • Julie Duran Mullica

  • Deborah Mulvey

  • Chris Nevitt

  • Johnny Olson

  • Sal Pace

  • Joan Peck

  • Jose Soto

  • Jim Souby

  • Randy Wheelock

District Priorities

Working with the Federal Railroad Administration, stakeholders, and partners to establish the route, service, operations, and financing plan for the passenger rail service.

Coordinating with  CDOT, RTD, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the freight railroads to identify partnership opportunities, 

collectively leverage resources, and maximize federal funding for the corridor.

Developing a network of supporters to pass a ballot measure that will raise long term, sustainable funding for the rail corridor.

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Administration

What it takes to operate a new passenger rail district.

  • Legislation
    FRPR District Act (Colorado Senate Bill 21-238)
  • Bylaws and Policies 
    FRPRD Bylaws and Board Policy Manual FRPRD Procurement and Purchasing Policy for Goods and Services
  • Resolutions
    Resolution 22-E001 Public Meeting Disclosure Resolution 22-F001 Recognition of Prior Fiscal Commitments Resolution 23-01 Adopting the 2023 Budget Resolution 23-02 Ratifying Contracts for the Administration of District Start-Up Business Resolution 23-03 Authorizing Director and Employee and Reimbursements Resolution 23-04 Amending the District's Notice Policies Resolution 23-05 Adopting a Colorado Open Records Act Compliance Policy Resolution 23-06 Adopting a Procurement and Purchasing Policy for Goods and Services Resolution 23-07 Joining the Colorado Retirement Association
  • Adopted Budgets
    FRPRD 2023 Final Budget

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