11.17.23 – Earlier this month, city councilors voted 6-3 to keep bus fares free in Albuquerque. That’s after a report from the city’s transit department found no connection between violent crime and free rides. The decision cements what was a two-year pilot program as a permanent feature of the city’s public transportation system.
In a segment we first ran last March, Christopher Ramírez and Althea Atherton with “Together for Brothers” talk with Laura Paskus about the city’s zero-fare program and why transit equity doesn’t just benefit those who need to take advantage of free fares on the city’s buses.
Correspondent: Laura Paskus
Guests: Christopher Ramírez, executive director, Together for Brothers
Althea Atherton, bus rider organizer, Together for Brothers
For More Information:
Albuquerque Bus Schedule – City of Albuquerque