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Old 07-30-2016, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Summerfest in Nob Hill recently was successful and crowded, while that whole stretch of Rt. 66 was closed to traffic. Somehow people managed to get there in large numbers without driving or parking on Central. And yet Nob Hill business owners want us to believe that ART will hurt their businesses? Come on.
The logistics of moving people by shuttle from Park and Ride (Lomas and Univ.) for Summerfest is far different from the daily mess of bumper to bumper cars after ART. There won't be a shuttle moving people to Central Ave. after ART.
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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The logistics of moving people by shuttle from Park and Ride (Lomas and Univ.) for Summerfest is far different from the daily mess of bumper to bumper cars after ART. There won't be a shuttle moving people to Central Ave. after ART.
Guess what-- there will be ART to shuttle them to Nob Hill! AND Rapid Ride! Problem solved. Thanks for making my point.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Election day won't come soon enough for a number of Albuquerque residents.

Not the presidential one later this year, the one in October 2017, where we elect a new mayor. ART could very well be the leading issue.

We may not even end up with a candidate who pledges to keep it, but rather squabbling between who would repeal and revert it harder and faster.

Given that it's an off-year election, I bet we'll get a bigger turnout than the 60k-ish that turned out for the last one.

Wonder if Mayor Marty wants his old job back.
The best you will get is a, "We will look at the data and consider it." No one is going to win on "We are going to spend money undoing a $120+ million transit project as soon as it is completed".

I doubt he wants his old job back, but the timing works out well for a run at Governor.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Default Wow! That was fast!

10th circuit court of appeals puts a temporary injunction to the city, delaying the start of ART construction.

10th Circuit Court of Appeals orders temporary halt to ART work | Albuquerque Journal

Sorry, pro-ART activists, but the beast is not only still alive but it's got bigger teeth than you thought.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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10th circuit court of appeals puts a temporary injunction to the city, delaying the start of ART construction.

10th Circuit Court of Appeals orders temporary halt to ART work | Albuquerque Journal

Sorry, pro-ART activists, but the beast is not only still alive but it's got bigger teeth than you thought.
Key word: "temporary." The anti-ART "activists" know they are doomed.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:40 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Guess what-- there will be ART to shuttle them to Nob Hill! AND Rapid Ride! Problem solved. Thanks for making my point.
Will those be free from a free park and ride lot? I think your comparison to SummerFest crowds is not valid.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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Will those be free from a free park and ride lot? I think your comparison to SummerFest crowds is not valid.
If you factor in buying a car, insurance, and gas to drive to the park and ride lot to get the "free shuttle", it is really "free"?
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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From KOB news:

"Heavy construction will finally start next month on Albuquerque's Rapid Transit project.
Bradbury Stamm, the general contractor for the project, is also detailing where the construction will be.
Starting Oct. 17, crews will begin removing medians near UNM, in Nob Hill and just outside Nob Hill.
The statement from the construction company says they plan to have at least one lane of traffic open in each direction during construction.
Crews will move to other areas of Central on Oct. 24 and Nov. 14.
The goal is to get as much work completed in Old Town and Nob Hill before Thanksgiving."



Albuquerque Rapid Transit begins in October | KOB.com
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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If they can complete the Old Town to Nob Hill section between Oct. 17th and Thanksgiving, or even Christmas, I will be more than impressesed.

I won't hold my breath, though.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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Default Why has the ART project on Central been the target of so much hate?

This city has been laughably UN-walkable for way too long. It's about time we're actually investing in some alternative transportation projects.

I prefer to use the NMRX to get to UNM and that is only after I drive the 10-15 minute drive there from my house and only when it's at the very specific times.

It's sickening that people would actually be outraged by giving commuters more options.
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