It was reported in the paper this morning that Richard Adkerson of Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. had a compensation package of $65.3 million for 2007. I believe Freeport's corporate office is currently located at One North Central which is right next to the light rail stop at Washington/Central Ave. It made us wonder if Mr. Adkerson is looking forward to the opening of light rail as much as we are. Heck, I bet many of his employees will enjoy the fact that they can ride light rail. How convenient to use at lunch; Freeport's employees can just walk out the door and head to their favorite light rail restaurant. While the Washington stop is practically right outside their door, it is a North bound train. The closest south bound train would be a whole block away at 1st Avenue. I wonder if a limo could drive the boss to that stop? Yep, at Rail Life, we can't wait till' December to see how many people ride the rail.