Governor rides Rail Runner run to San...

Governor rides Rail Runner run to Santa Fe

There are 44 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Governor rides Rail Runner run to Santa Fe. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Gov. Bill Richardson will be one of the first riders on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express' inaugural run to Santa Fe on Monday.

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R Sanchez

Las Vegas, NM

#1 Dec 15, 2008
$8 is kind of expensive.

KSM

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Dec 15, 2008
R Sanchez wrote:
$8 is kind of expensive.
So is driving to Santa Fe, having to pay for parking, and all that other stuff too.
Simple Jack

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Dec 15, 2008
Comes down here to ride back their
Steel Coffin

Seattle, WA

#4 Dec 15, 2008
Just in time for Holiday Shopping!

Seriously though, this train is way ahead of many cities that are collapsing under the weight of the personal automobile.

SC
nsxt

Los Alamos, NM

#5 Dec 15, 2008
So this makes news instead of the federal grand jury investigation into Richardson's 'pay-for-play' campaign financing and corruption.

I don't suppose all these officials riding the train today actually paid for a ticket themselves and I doubt they will ever ride the train again in their lives.
nsxt

Los Alamos, NM

#7 Dec 15, 2008
This is one of the very few times Richardson travels less than 105mph in a land based vehicle.
Bernalillio Bill

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Dec 15, 2008
Why tribal officials? How much are they kicking in for the Train? Just wondering.
El Torro

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Dec 15, 2008
Fat Bill, soon to be really fat, had to ride the train. I just wonder if the train ran today because the weather was sooo bad. I did see one accident just north of Hollywood Casino that looked really bad. No wonder fat bill wanted to take the train. Fat Bill is a loser, he has bankrupted the state and now will do his level best to bankrupt the country. Loser, Loser, Loser.
JEFF

Downey, CA

#10 Dec 15, 2008
Wow that fail runner must be pretty powerful if its going to take fat Bill for a ride. Sure the fail runner will be huffin and puffin just to carry Bill's beard and stomach around.
JEFF

Downey, CA

#11 Dec 15, 2008
I can put $8 for the ride in Bill's gass
Paying Attention

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Dec 15, 2008
Regretfuly, the additional time (take driving to parking plus the extra stops between Albuq and Santa Fe plus catching a shuttle to my job site = adds more than an 45 minutes each way to my regular commute) taking the railrunner would mean even more time away from my family...so I will not be riding.

“Old Sailors Never Die.”

Since: Aug 08

Land of The Brave

#14 Dec 15, 2008
Steel Coffin wrote:
Just in time for Holiday Shopping!
Seriously though, this train is way ahead of many cities that are collapsing under the weight of the personal automobile.
SC
Did Kalifornia finally slide off in to the ocean? Where was KOB when I needed them!!

Seriously though, public transportation makes perfect sense in large metropolitan areas where the population numbers in the millions of people. It makes no sense at all in a state where the population numbers less than 2 million and almost half of them do not live anywhere near the d*mnn thing and will never ride it.

Half a billion dollars down the drain while those of us that live in the rural areas of the state have to get our windshields replaced every 6 months because of crumbling roads. Not to mention tires, shock absorbers and struts, which all take a beating on the same sorry roads.
A Former Patron

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Dec 15, 2008
Jeff Wrote: Wow that fail runner must be pretty powerful if its going to take fat Bill for a ride. Sure the fail runner will be huffin and puffin just to carry Bill's beard and stomach around.

Thank You Jeff for that good laugh. That is too funny and true....:)

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

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#16 Dec 15, 2008
JEFF wrote:
Wow that fail runner must be pretty powerful if its going to take fat Bill for a ride. Sure the fail runner will be huffin and puffin just to carry Bill's beard and stomach around.
The Little Train That Could...chug chug, you knew you could, you knew you could...

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

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#17 Dec 15, 2008
Whisky River Crabb wrote:
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Did Kalifornia finally slide off in to the ocean? Where was KOB when I needed them!!
Seriously though, public transportation makes perfect sense in large metropolitan areas where the population numbers in the millions of people. It makes no sense at all in a state where the population numbers less than 2 million and almost half of them do not live anywhere near the d*mnn thing and will never ride it.
Half a billion dollars down the drain while those of us that live in the rural areas of the state have to get our windshields replaced every 6 months because of crumbling roads. Not to mention tires, shock absorbers and struts, which all take a beating on the same sorry roads.
The FailRunner is a combo of King Bellys ego and a tourist ploy. One that we'll be shelling out millions of dollars for over time, and that will see little use.

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

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#18 Dec 15, 2008
Paying Attention wrote:
Regretfuly, the additional time (take driving to parking plus the extra stops between Albuq and Santa Fe plus catching a shuttle to my job site = adds more than an 45 minutes each way to my regular commute) taking the railrunner would mean even more time away from my family...so I will not be riding.
And from the choo choo side, consider that it is only as good as the bus service that takes people from the platform to...? Well, nowhere!
Diane Mee

Grand Canyon, AZ

#19 Dec 15, 2008
So, that is wonderful, but who is supposed to clear the snow and ice from the park and ride lots and driveways?
Mr Clean

Fittstown, OK

#20 Dec 15, 2008
I'm sure I pay in some ways the maintenance of our turnpikes, a new NBA team and many other facilties that I hardly use, but you won't see me complain. It sounds to me that NM has a really nice alternatve means of transportation. As I noted before, what I great bargain for those who need a way to get to SF, at a low cost and not have to mileage out their car! How cool. Way to go NM.

“Old Sailors Never Die.”

Since: Aug 08

Land of The Brave

#21 Dec 15, 2008
Mr Clean wrote:
I'm sure I pay in some ways the maintenance of our turnpikes, a new NBA team and many other facilties that I hardly use, but you won't see me complain. It sounds to me that NM has a really nice alternatve means of transportation. As I noted before, what I great bargain for those who need a way to get to SF, at a low cost and not have to mileage out their car! How cool. Way to go NM.
Stay in OKC then, you have the population to support such nonsense in the city alone. New Mexico doesn't have the population in the entire state to support a choo-choo, much less a NBA, NFL, or even a little league team. You can't have big city ambitions until you become a big city. Albuquerque ain't it and never will be at the rate King Marty is going.

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#22 Dec 15, 2008
Diane Mee wrote:
So, that is wonderful, but who is supposed to clear the snow and ice from the park and ride lots and driveways?
Who knows? And add to that, who's going to PAY for that snmow removal.

Keep in mind that the FailRunner brains have yet to figure out how to remove the snow fromthe tracks so it'll run, let alone remove the snow from parking lots. Its rocket science in NM I guess.

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