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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

  • Chris Nevitt - Chair
    Denver Regional Council of Governments 

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

  • Luis Lopez - Treasurer
    South Central Council of Governments

  • Joan Peck - Secretary
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • Nathan Anderson* 
    Union Pacific Railroad

  • Lynette Crow-Iverson
    Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

  • Daneya Esgar
    Governor Appointment -
    Environmental Conservation

  • Dennis Flores
    Pueblo Area Council of Governments

  • David Harris* 
    State of New Mexico

  • Debra Johnson*
    RTD

  • Will Karspeck
    North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Josh Laipply
    Governor Appointment - 
    Transportation and Public Finance 

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

  • Deborah Mulvey
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • Dennis Newman*
    Amtrak

  • Sarah Nurmela
    Denver Regional Council of Governments

  • Johnny Olson
    North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Sal Pace
    Governor Appointment - 
    Passenger Rail System Development

  • John Putnam
    Colorado Department of Transportation

  • Jose Soto
    Governor Appointment - 
    Statewide Employee Organization

  • Jim Souby
    Governor Appointment -
    Transportation and Public Finance

  • Dale Steenbergen*
    ​State of Wyoming

  • Jim Tylick*
    BNSF Railway

  • Randy Wheelock*
    I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition

* Non-voting member

Committees

Executive

  • Chris Nevitt - Chair

  • Jill Gaebler - Vice Chair

  • Luis Lopez - Treasurer

  • Joan Peck - Secretary

  • Josh Laipply

  • Deborah Mulvey

  • Sal Pace

  • John Putnam

Government Affairs/ Communications

  • Deborah Mulvey - Chair

  • Lynette Crow-Iverson

  • Daneya Esgar

  • Claire Levy

  • Chris Nevitt

  • Sal Pace

  • Joan Peck

  • Jose Soto

Finance

  • Luis Lopez - Chair

  • Dennis Flores

  • Josh Laipply

  • Chris Nevitt

  • Sal Pace

  • John Putnam

Planning

  • Josh Laipply - Chair

  • Jill Gaebler

  • Will Karspeck

  • Deborah Mulvey

  • Chris Nevitt

  • Sarah Nurmela

  • Johnny Olson

  • Sal Pace

  • Joan Peck

  • John Putnam

  • 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 advance partnerships, 

collectively leverage resources, and maximize federal funding opportunities.

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 Resolution 23-08 Ratifying Contract to Participate in COLOTRUST Resolution 23-09 Regarding Participation in the Colorado Local Government Liquid Asset Trust (COLOTRUST) Resolution 23-10 Adopting a Contract with HNTB Resolution 23-11 Adopting a Contract with CDR Resolution 23-12 Regarding District Policy Direction for 2024 Resolution 23-13 Adopting a 2024 Budget Resolution 23-14 Approving a Contract for Financial Advisory Services Resolution 23-15 Renewing a Contract with Andrew Karsian Resolution 23-16 Route Determination Resolution 24-01 Annual Administrative Resolution Resolution 24-02 Approving a Contract with Novitas Communication Resolution 24-03 Approving a Contract for Services with WPAI Resolution No. 24-04 Approving a Contract for Professional Services and Task Order Number 1 with CDR Associates Resolution 2024-05 Approving a Contract for Professional Services and Task Order Number 1 with Linhart Public Relations
  • Adopted Budgets
    FRPRD 2023 Final Budget FRPRD 2024 Final Budget
  • Annual Reports
    2023 Annual Report

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