Here's my Jersey on High Speed Rail (HSR).
WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?
No matter what, we need to get off our dependance on oil, foreign or domestic. Greenhouse gasses are causing a global change in climate, and we need to act like grownups and act now instead of later. It just takes a little political courage, that's all.
YOU WANT THE SOLUTION OR WHAT?
A high speed light rail system could run down the arroyo that separates East bound and West bound I-40 traffic, and then let buses connect to Central State Park / Expo NM. Bike paths could be connected to the bike paths that exist outside the area. If some people still insist on driving there, maybe a small parking garage can be constructed. HSR can also connect to the Uptown shopping centers.
This system could easily connect with the NM Rail Runner. So now people have a way to travel near and far in this great state of ours. For example, a couple in the heights takes the bus to the HSR, then on to the Rail Runner, and have dinner and a concert at a casino far away. You gotta problem with that?
Hey Mayor Berry how about some regular cawfee?
Now that's how you HSR in NM. How 'bout youse guys?