Albuquerque’s plan for a rapid transit corridor on Central Avenue from Tramway to Unser will be a topic of debate this week at the University of New Mexico Law School.
The public is invited to the “Bus Rapid Transit Debate” on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 2401 at the School of Law at 1117 Stanford NE.
D’Val Westphal of the Albuquerque Journal will moderate the discussion between rapid transit supporter Paul Silverman, CEO at commerical development company Geltmore LLC, and rapid transit skeptic Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation.
The city is seeking $80 million in federal funding and plans on spending around $20 million of its own funds to build a new Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system that would operate in the middle of Central Avenue. Construction could start as early as February.
ART PROJECT TIMELINE
Sell ABQ GRT Bonds
Submit Small Starts grant application
Design complete and early construction begins
By: Mike English (Albuquerque Business First)
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