The New Mexico Restaurant Association issued a statement against A.R.T.
Carol Wight, CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association, issued a statement on June 28, 2016 titled "Albuquerque Rapid Transit -- NMRA Supports Members on Route 66". In that statement the CEO described the probable consequences of A.R.T.
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The NMRA statement says there are 148 restaurants affected by the proposed construction on Central Avenue. "Road construction is notorious for its negative impact on restaurants. When construction happens on a major thoroughfare, sales plummet, employees leave for busier restaurants and customers avoid the area to find different easier-to-get-to restaurants."
Read NM Biz Journal article
Restaurants are concerned about an increase in congestion, losing parking spaces, left-hand turn lanes, center medians and trees.
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