Category Archives: Our Albuquerque Community & Rapid Transit

Show ABQ the Money

Planners claimed the A.R.T. project will be mostly paid for by the federal government. When they applied for a FTA grant in August 2015, planners estimated A.R.T. was a $100 Million project. The FTA only recommended $69 Million for A.R.T. By early 2016 planners said A.R.T. was actually a $119 Million project. Read more On…
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Mayor Claims NM Restaurant Association Was Misinformed

The New Mexico Restaurant Association gave A.R.T. a thumbs down, saying it misses the mark for the restaurants along Central Avenue. 'The whole project is not innovative at all. Here we are putting in a 30-year-old diesel bus system. Can we not be more innovative than that?' - Carol Wight, New Mexico Restaurant Association. Wight…
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Sales Will Plummet & People Will Leave the Area

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. Read the NMRA statement The NMRA¬†statement says…
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New Mexico Restaurant Association Supports Restaurants on Central Avenue

On June 28, 2016, the CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association Carol Wight published the following statement. Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project should be a catalyst for a better, more beautiful Central Avenue and a better, more economically vibrant Albuquerque. Instead, it will create a bus dominated, congested street, where citizens will have to…
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