April 28, 2016 - KWRG.org

Over 100 people attended two public meetings in Dona Ana County this week to look at the possibility of creating a commuter rail line that will extend from Las Cruces to El Paso.

The first round of public meetings were held in Dona Ana County this week as part of a feasibility study funded by the state to see if there is a need for a commuter rail system, and if there are options to fund it.

David Chandler is the principal business analyst for the Center for Neighborhood technology, part of the team completing the study. He says these meetings are to help them gage the public’s interest, and to see what they would expect from a commuter rail system.

Read more: http://krwg.org/post/meetings-look-possibility-commuter-rail-las-cruces-el-paso

Editor's note: El Paso's only rail service at present is Amtrak's tri-weekly Sunset Limited service between New Orleans and Los Angeles.