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Comment by Ron Da Bomb on March 17, 2010 at 9:27am
I TOTALLY dropped the ball on this morning's Fix by not finding a cool St. Patrick's Day video for my banner link, so I am shamelessly "borrowing" this video idea from Barelas Babe to wish you all a happy day. If you drink a shot or two of green tequila, it's even more enjoyable...

Comment by Stephanie James on March 17, 2010 at 10:02am
One thing not mentioned the article about the new railrunner station is that it cost $2.5 mil to build. Really?!
Comment by John on March 17, 2010 at 10:19am
$2.5 mil is chicken change when it comes to government projects. Seriously, that's about what I'd expect for a nice platform, a couple of shelters, and a brand new parking lot.
Comment by Stephanie James on March 17, 2010 at 11:40am
^^^That might've made me feel better if the RR's cost data looked better. sigh.
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on March 17, 2010 at 11:58am
Forgive my ignorance, but what IS the RR's cost data? I assume that the numbers are available somewhere for public consumption. I am also assuming that it's not making any money at this point, and is costing tax dollars to keep it operational? If that is the case, are there any projections or studies that predict a break-even/profitable cusp at some point?
Comment by Stephanie James on March 17, 2010 at 12:37pm
^^^here's one report... on the RR. Of course it doesn't include any projections.
Comment by Another Mike on March 17, 2010 at 2:16pm
Identity Theft. Pfft. Just go to UNM's Financial Aid Office. You can practically get a handful of identifications there by just standing around and listening.

So much for FERPA.
Comment by Hermes_505 on March 17, 2010 at 3:55pm
Good point Granjero. I do believe that gov't funded projects are usually funded as a result of no profit ergo no interest by the private sector, but still a clear public need for it. Public policy. Crazy, helping people with tax money without a financial incentive.
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on March 17, 2010 at 4:08pm
I suppose I was wondering about sustainability rather than profitability? It that simply impossible to achieve?
Comment by Dan Ehrig on March 18, 2010 at 9:34am
The US Postal Service made about $2B/year profit until our recent economic explosion, I don't know if that fits your criteria Granjero.

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