DALLAS -New Mexico's $1.6 billion highway and rail transit program named for Gov. Bill Richardson will remain on track after lawmakers in a special session last week approved an extra $200 million, the former presidential candidate said.

Approval of the additional funds to cover construction inflation under the program known as Gov. Richardson's Investment Partnership was the only complete success for Richardson in a session that included calls for health care reform, tax rebates, and other economic assistance.

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