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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Who are your neighbors affected by A.R.T.?

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.

How is Cleveland doing after rapid transit?

Does a bus project really change a whole city?. Cleveland has lost significant population over the past 40 years. population heyday was between 1930 and 1960 when the population was between 876,050 to 914,808 people. Cleveland's population has steadily dropped since 2960. By the year 2000 Cleveland's population was 478,403. Bus rapid transit in Cleveland…
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YouTube Video of Rapid Ride Buses