RS Council Looks at Supporting Restoration of Daily Passenger Train Route

RS Council Looks at Supporting Restoration of Daily Passenger Train Route

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs City Council will look at a resolution supporting the restoration of Amtrak’s Passenger Pioneer Route through Rock Springs and Southwest Wyoming.

The Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 5, at 7 pm. at City Hall. During their meeting, the Council will review a resolution supporting the restoration of long-distance passenger train routes to Rock Springs.

According to the resolution, “in 2008, Congress directed Amtrak to review several routes across the Greater Northwest as part of the Railroad Safety Enhancement Act of 2008 and that study proposed restoring the Pioneer route from Omaha to Cheyenne, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Green River, Evanston, Pocatello, Boise, and Portland.”

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If approved, the city will support the restoration of a daily Amtrak passenger rail service on the old Pioneer route. The Council will also agree to advocate to a bipartisan group in congress to work toward restoring the passenger rail service to the greater northwest.

The greater northwest area is defined as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Below is the resolution in its entirety.

Other Business

The Council will read an ordinance for the second time called “Intentional Feeding of Deer, Elk, and Antelope Prohibited,” within Chapter III, entitled “Humane Control and Regulation of Animals,” to reduce harm to wildlife by restricting supplemental feeding. This will prohibit residents from feeding deer and other wildlife within city limits.

Under correspondence, the Council look at several letters submitted against the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse gathering.

The Council will host a public hearing on a request by Amundsen Construction, Inc. to amend the Official Zoning Map of the City of Rock Springs from Low Density Residential (R-1) to Conditional Medium Density Residential (R-3/CD) for a parcel of property located near Stagecoach Boulevard.

The Council will hear from Girl Scout Troop 307 about their upcoming fundraising efforts.

To review the complete agenda, click here.