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Let's Talk ABQ's Rapid Transit Project

Dec 4, 2019
Megan Kamerick

  Let’s Talk NM 12/5 8a: The long delayed Albuquerque Rapid Transit line (ART) officially began running buses along Central Avenue this past Saturday. We'll find out what passengers and drivers can expect from this newly opened commute and businesses along Route 66 think of the new system. How will ART affect your commute or your business? Do you live in neighborhoods impacted by the project's delay? Do you live beyond areas served by ART and want to see more public transportation you can use? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet using #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.

ABQ Group Promotes Free Bus Pass Program For Kids

May 24, 2018
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Summertime gives kids the chance to go outside and have some fun, but many don’t always have a way to get around town. A local Albuquerque group is raising awareness about free bus passes for kids.

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Construction workers tore up Albuquerque’s main avenue for well over a year installing ART, or Albuquerque Rapid Transit. And even though the new stations light up at night, the system isn’t working. The city’s new mayor said at a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 9, that ART has a ways to go before it’s operational. 

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

The feds released a report on the most dangerous intersection in central New Mexico for pedestrians. It links improvements there to the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, or ART

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Plans to create a new bus rapid transit system along historic Route 66 are generating intense controversy in Albuquerque.

Supporters say it will bring economic development, more walkable streets and make it easier for residents across the river to access jobs. Business owners fear construction and increased congestion will mean fewer customers.

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 2/11 8a: The city of Albuquerque was approved for a federal grant to build a rapid transit bus system down Central Avenue. The city would also borrow $13 million to fund the project. The design would create a center lane along the corridor for buses running every 7 to 8 minutes.