New Mexico governor and Presidential candidate Bill Richardson is a strong supporter of light rail, according to the AP. In a speech made in Los Angeles, Richardson promised to “make it a major effort to refocus transportation construction of roads into light rail and more energy efficient transportation,” and to “make light rail at least an equal partner” with road construction.

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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.