Tag Archives: Albuquerque Rapid Transit

The Line: ABQ Receives Some Federal Funds For ART Bus Project

ART Update

July 20, 2018 – The City of Albuquerque announced it will receive $14 million dollars in federal grant money as reimbursement for expenses related to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit, or ART, project along the Central Avenue corridor.  But whether the “promised” $75 million more in grant money will come through remains to be seen. Mayor Tim Keller says the city should learn in the fall if it can count on the money.  If not, the city will have to cut back on future infrastructure projects.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the city’s progress in moving the ART project forward.  

Line Panelists:

Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB

Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator

Diane Snyder, former state senator

Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management

The Line: Albuquerque Rapid Transit’s Problems and Delays

NMiF: A.R.T construction and local business

January 12, 2018 – Problems with the Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction and issues with the electric busses will put the completion of the project off for many more months. So said Mayor Tim Keller this week, giving his first press briefing on the ART project since he took office in December. The Line opinion panel discuss the mistakes made, what could have been avoided, and what steps the city needs to take next.

Line Panelists:
Marisa Demarco, general assignment reporter, KUNM
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP