Meep! Meep! Here Comes the Rail Runner!
Albuquerque isn't the "Big Apple", but if the citizens there can make commuter rail happen in New Mexico, to paraphrase the song, they can make it happen anywhere. The system is called Rail Runner and takes its cue - not from the classic Warner Brother's "Road Runner" cartoon series - but from the state bird, Geococcyx californianus or more commonly called the Roadrunner. With maybe a tip of the hat to the WB, the logo emblazoned on the side of their brand spanking new, crisp white, biodiesel-fueled locomotives and passenger cars bears a passing resemblance to that clever bird who always outwitted Wiley Coyote.