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Incline bill set for Tuesday vote in Congress
The House of Representatives is set to vote Tuesday on legislation to remove a legal barrier to opening the Manitou Incline.
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, introduced House Resolution 4073, which would let the U.S. Forest Service accept the Cog Railway's abandonment of its right-of-way, required under an old federal law.
A tourist train going up the side of the mountain shut down 20 years ago. Today it is used by hundreds of thousands of hikers a year, despite the fact it is technically trespassing.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colorado, has introduced the Senate version.
The bill is not controversial and is expected to pass.