Proposed train to connect El Paso, Las Cruces

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The Center for Neighborhood Technology is a Chicago-based company that was in Las Cruces this week to discuss plans for a new train in the Borderland.

The proposed train would travel between El Paso and Las Cruces about 10 times a day, stopping in several communities along the way. Those stops include Mesilla Park, Berino, Vado, Anthony, Canutillo, and Sunland Park.

The project is estimated to cost between $120 million and $430 million; passenger tickets would cost between $3 to $4.

Considering the steep price, the counties are trying to understand how many residents would use the train before committing to the project.

Once Dona Ana County and El Paso reach an agreement, the project is expected to be complete within two to three years.

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