Tag Archives: Richard Berry

The Line: Construction On Albuquerque Rapid Transit Continues, Will Federal Funds Arrive?

NMiF: The Line Panel

March 24, 2017 - Albuquerque residents are dealing with construction along Central avenue for the new Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. The controversial bus line started last year before full funding arrived from the federal government. The project is not in President Trump's proposed budget. What could that mean for the city? If the funding doesn't come, can the city absorb the extra cost? Host Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists share their thoughts on the continued battle over the ART bus line.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

The Line: Fires And The State Of The City

December 2, 2016 – Fires were set last week at a Nob Hill condo, several Starbucks locations, a Barnes and Noble and Old Navy store in Albuquerque. One suspect has been apprehended but APD had not released more information about the connection among the suspect the fires.

On Monday, Mayor Berry addressed the City of Albuquerque in his State of the City address. He said the city has improved in five key areas: government is more efficient and transparent, there is a thriving entrepreneurial atmosphere, the city is compassionate towards others in the community, Albuquerque is an attractive city thanks to the growing infrastructure and the city is facing and improving the crime issue in the city.

Megan Kamerick and the Line opinion panelists discuss the state of the economy and public safety in Albuquerque tonight on channel 5.1.

Full speech: 2016 State of the City Address

Line Panelists: 
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former house minority whip 
Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres
Harry Van Buren, Anderson School of Management