Access is everything
Morgan County’s access to transportation — I-76, U.S. Highway 34 and 6, Colorado Highways 71, 52, and 144, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Amtrak, and Denver International Airport — is a tremendous asset.
- The major east-west access to Morgan County is Interstate 76 (I-76).
- Interstate 70 (I-70) is 50 miles south of Morgan County.
- Interstate 25 (I-25) is 70 miles west of Morgan County.
- U.S. Highways 34 and 6 run east-west through Morgan County.
- Colorado Highways 52 and 71 run north-south through Morgan county.
Morgan County is served by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak Services supporting the Chicago-Denver-San Francisco run.
Inter-modal service is available in Denver.
Morgan County is only 60 miles away from Denver International Airport (DIA). Within Morgan County, Brush and Fort Morgan have municipal airports, that have lighted runways that can service corporate jets.
Public Transportation is provided by County Express, a private non-profit organization. Call (970) 867-6494.
Assets of the I-76 Corridor
- Close proximity to:
- I-76, Highway 6, 7, 34, 52, 66, 71, 144
- Denver metropolitan area
- Denver International Airport
- Railroad access
- Outdoor recreation
- Colleges and universities
- Available educated and trained workforce
- Employment in the sectors of:
- Oil and natural gas
- Renewable energy
- Food processing
- Affordable land costs
- Moderate climate
- Quality of life
- Low cost of living
- Access to quality healthcare
- Cultural Amenities
Ports to Plains Trade Route
- Working towards improving transportation infrastructure and business networks, by ensuring appropriate funding levels, so business and industry can thrive.
- Focusing on economic and business interests that are the lifeblood of the region.
- Voices for our small town, grassroots members who may otherwise not have access to the right audiences.
- The four U.S. Congressionally-Designated High Priority Corridors on the NHS and many secondary rural highways support 14.8% of the total U.S. GDP ($2.2 trillion), and are home to 43.8 million citizens
- A major U.S. trading region generating $259.4 billion in trade with Canada and Mexico, more than 24.5% of the total U.S. – North American trade
- Top 6 nationwide, 8 of the top 10 U.S. states for wind energy generation and generating over 6,000 MW, nearly 77.8% of the U.S. total
- 7 of top 10 and 8 of the top 15 oil producing states
- Alberta ranks third, after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, in terms of proven recoverable global crude oil reserves
- 5 of the top 6 and 6 of the top 10 natural gas producing states
- 27.6% of U.S. ethanol refining capacity
- North America’s agricultural heartland, producing $23 billion of agricultural goods, or 19.5% of the U.S. total; 4 of the top ten farm states; Canada and Mexico are the top two export markets for U.S. farm products
- Accidents will be significantly reduced on current two-lane segments of the corridor when they are upgraded to four-lane-divided highway. Rural roads are dangerous and improving them SAVES LIVES. Each year, more than 42,000 Americans are killed and nearly 3 million are injured on our nation’s highways. The total economic cost of these crashes exceeds $230 billion annually. Unfortunately, nearly 60 percent of highway fatalities typically occur on two-lane rural roads. When adjusted for vehicle miles traveled, according to the GAO, some rural roads have a fatality rate over six times greater than urban interstates. These facts are extremely troubling since only 40 percent of all vehicle miles are traveled on two-lane rural roads.
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