DENVER
05/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Denver Olympic Bid: Would It Win A $20 BILLION Mountain Train?

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics were essentially two winter Olympics -- the Vancouver and Whistler Games -- separated by a mere 70 miles and an unnecessarily difficult mass transit mess that took more than three hours to navigate. That's simply an unacceptable scenario if Denver wants to seriously consider hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The only reason Colorado should consider bidding for the 2022 Games is if it results in a massive influx of federal funds to build a mountain rail system, said Harry Dale, an engineer and former telecommunications project manager who's now a Clear Creek County commissioner and president of the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority (RMRA).

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