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Old 10-16-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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With the passage of the 1/4 cent tax behind us, What are your opinions as to how ABQ-Ride could improve service throughout the city?

Should ABQ-Ride spend this additional money on new routes or expand on existing routes?

What about the schedules? Should ABQ-Ride change existing schedules to begin service earlier... later?

What about infrastructure? ABQ-Ride is currently in the beginning stages of adding an additional 500 bus shelters to their inventory. What other related infrastructure would you like to see?
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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I know the bus shelters are paid at least in part by federal funds, but.. unless it's raining (which it doesn't much here), I don't see them being of much use, given how small they are and how little shade they provide.

What does everybody think would happen if they discontinued having fareboxes and just made all bus transit free in Albuquerque? Those things a) slow the bus down (let me peruse this pile of change to find that last nickel I need..), b) cost money to buy and install, c) cost money to maintain and empty, and d) don't generate that much net revenue.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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I think they need more service in the far NE heights. There is no service on Paseo. Maybe a rapid line serving Sandia Labs or downtown.

I think they should use most of the money to acquire land for future transfer and parking structures. We need a rail or monorail system eventually.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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Run major routes later in the evenings on weekends, ESPECIALLY Saturday nights.
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Old 10-16-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Later service is a must
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:51 AM
 
Location: From "Parts Unknown"!
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Lightbulb A Trolley?

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With the passage of the 1/4 cent tax behind us, What are your opinions as to how ABQ-Ride could improve service throughout the city?

Should ABQ-Ride spend this additional money on new routes or expand on existing routes?

What about the schedules? Should ABQ-Ride change existing schedules to begin service earlier... later?

What about infrastructure? ABQ-Ride is currently in the beginning stages of adding an additional 500 bus shelters to their inventory. What other related infrastructure would you like to see?

How about a half-billion dollar trolley right down Central?


--BtK
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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How about a half-billion dollar trolley right down Central?


--BtK
Wonderful idea, as long as it runs into cost overruns, takes up two lanes of traffic that cars can't use, and doesn't exceed the speed of a bicycle. It counts as rapid transit because it's faster than walking.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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We don't have any rapid transit in Albuquerque, so there's nothing to improve.

There is mass transit.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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I think they should serve hors d'oeuvres on the buses. Add a touch of class.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I think they should serve hors d'oeuvres on the buses.
As long as they pronounce it "horse doovers" I'm OK with it.
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