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Old 03-05-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Consider that tens of thousands of University and community college students and employees live/work/study in the Central corridor, along with many thousands of other visitors to businesses and tourists from around the country and world in the area every year, and it's not surprising that you find a high density of crime to match the high density of people. Any such "heat map" of crime is usually similar to a map of where the largest numbers of people are circulating. I don't see anywhere in this report that shows crime rates per capita.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:28 AM
 
Location: In my cat's house, until she finds a better human servant
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Interesting article in LA Times about problems with getting BYD to fill contracts successfully, going back 9 years and hundred of millions in contracts. similar stories of vehicles that are falling apart and not even close to meeting specs. Article also mentions ART, as well as some other states that have had problems with BYD.

Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:37 AM
 
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By a 7 to 2 vote, the proposed bus rapid transit "ART" was approved by City Council. It has been a hotly contested process with citizens passionately divided on the issue.

| Albuquerque Rapid Transit
Guess what "Asheville Redefines Transit" got named where I live... "ART"...

Asheville, NC - Transit
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Albuquerque awarded $75 million to fund ART
KOB Web Staff
August 21, 2018 06:54 PM

Entire Article At: https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news...d-art/5040187/

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The City of Albuquerque has been awarded $75 million from the federal government to fund the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project.

Mayor Tim Keller said Tuesday that funding is no longer an issue.

“This outcome alleviates the burden of having to cover the cost of the project with City funds or new tax dollars. This project has been a long road for our city and frankly we’ve had to clean up a big mess. There is still a ways to go, but at least now we can balance the books with our residents’ tax dollars restored,” Mayor Keller said.
Albuquerque awarded $75 million to fund ART

Mayor Keller said one of the issues moving forward includes the battery life for the buses. He said they plan on building charging stations along the bus route to alleviate the problem.

In total cost for the ART project was about $130 million.

Mayor Keller also announced a transportation hub, at Central and Unser, to better serve the West Side residents. The hub will also serve as an ART refueling stop.

City will be awarded 75 million dollars in increments to fund the already paid for ART project @KOB4
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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I'm curious, just as after a lot of the commenters on internet forums disappeared after the 2016 election, as if they never existed, is there anybody on this board who was pro-ART and either changed their mind or is still pro-ART?

Have a feeling that it's as if most of the ART cheerleaders never existed.
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Old 08-22-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I'm curious, just as after a lot of the commenters on internet forums disappeared after the 2016 election, as if they never existed, is there anybody on this board who was pro-ART and either changed their mind or is still pro-ART?

Have a feeling that it's as if most of the ART cheerleaders never existed.
Go looking through this entire thread... Seems to be long time users with the exception of perhaps one poster.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I'm curious, just as after a lot of the commenters on internet forums disappeared after the 2016 election, as if they never existed, is there anybody on this board who was pro-ART and either changed their mind or is still pro-ART?

Have a feeling that it's as if most of the ART cheerleaders never existed.
I was and am pro-ART. I have no desire to hash it out on the internet.
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Old 08-22-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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Ditto, funkymonkey. Not something I want to argue about with others, but I firmly believe ART will be a very good thing for ABQ in the long term.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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I'm curious, just as after a lot of the commenters on internet forums disappeared after the 2016 election, as if they never existed, is there anybody on this board who was pro-ART and either changed their mind or is still pro-ART?

Have a feeling that it's as if most of the ART cheerleaders never existed.
Still pro-ART, still stand by my post from 2 years ago about its benefits. I do think its management/implementation hasn't been ideal, but that's without any inside knowledge about the construction. I live along the corridor and like seeing Central a little slower/pedestrian-friendly.
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:56 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I am ambivalent-ART.

Honestly, I wish they would use the funds to powerwash a 4-block wide strip centered on Central Ave. from San Mateo to Tramway.

Just push everything into a giant pit north of Four Hills and seal it with concrete like a nuclear waste storage dump.
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