All of the businesses on Central Avenue stand to be affected by A.R.T. Some believe the bus will bring new customers to their business. The majority of businesses recognize that obstruction in the street will impair business.
People don't go shopping to an antique store on a bus. People don't relax at a restaurant when they have to watch the clock so they don't miss the last bus home. People don't rent a costume for an event to carry it home on a bus. People don't buy a birthday cake to carry it home in a bus. People don't shop for office supplies on a bus.
Cars have served a purpose in the U.S. Especially in the West, cars are the principal way to get around. As cars evolve based on market demands for fuel efficiency and environmental and safety concerns, cars will continue to be the best form of transportation for ABQ.