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Old 01-24-2020, 10:48 AM
Location: New Mexico!
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Originally Posted by Cactus Hibs View Post
According to the published schedules, the buses run till 10 M-Th, till 11 Friday and Saturday, and till 7 on Sunday. I've seen buses running on Central after 10 on weekends, so I think they're keeping pretty close to that. 11 is definitely not as good as 1 AM, but much better than what ABQ Ride was saying back in November...at that point their draft schedule had the buses running till 7 daily.

They've said repeatedly they're in "wait and see" mode and will reassess the schedule in the spring. Hopefully at that point they'll announce late-night service through the summer months at least.
Yes, I was happy that they marginally extended the hours already. Though the 10pm stop time depends on the station. For some stations the last ART passes by earlier than that. The station by my current gig, the last ART passes 10 minutes before the end of my shift, so it's the 66 if I take the bus back. A midnight stop time would accommodate many of the hotel workers on the corridor as well as restaurant workers. I really do hope they extend the hours for that reason.
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:01 PM
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The Art transit system I found fascinating. They do not ask you to pay or show your ticket. A person could conceivably ride for free. It is kind of like an honor system. Usually I paid, but the last day is was there I just got on and sat down.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:03 PM
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Before the Coronavirus outbreak the city was considering making the entire system free to ride. That looks like it will be pushed back at least a year if not more now.

Albuquerque Rapid Transit service has been suspended during this time of crisis, along with the commuter express routes. The regular routes are operating on a reduced Saturday schedule. The city is taking advantage of that and the reduced traffic overall to add more physical separation along the ART route in the form of pinned medians.


It was recently reported by Downtown Albuquerque News that ART continues to be responsible for increased ridership on ABQ Ride. In February ridership system-wide was up 10 percent over February last year. I'm sure the Coronavirus is gonna ultimately wreak havoc on ART and ABQ Ride's numbers, but it's notable and encouraging that ART continued to have more than 200,000 riders a month even after the free ridership period ended.

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Old 08-16-2020, 01:01 PM
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On August 13th a Jury Trial awarded $712,000 to a business owner on Central because of the Art vanity fiasco per KRQE. We'll see if the city will waste more taxpayer money on appealing this decision by the People.
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