Transportation

 March 11th 2016 - Written by: rpacheco

Less considered ART impact on low income households

In the past few months Albuquerque residents might have noticed large banners and signs adorning the facades of businesses on Central Avenue. The “No Albuquerque Rapid Transit” message echoed by dozens of establishments is hard to miss along the famous Route 66. Some business owners along Central and other opposition groups, like Save Route 66 Central, claim that the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) as currently proposed will not provide faster ride times for passengers, will decrease business accessibility, and will have adverse impacts on current parking, bicycle lanes, and mature trees (http://savert66.org/infographics/). On the other hand, many supporters of the $119 million improved method of transportation, like Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, believe the investment will spur development in the region, providing economic growth and opportunity to many who travel, live, or shop along the busy historic road. But regardless of the ART’s impact on businesses, commuting problems highlight a severe problem… View Full Post


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