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The Feds Finally Come Through for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

The city of Albuquerque has finally received the $75 million it needed to complete an ambitious plan for electric bus rapid transit along Central Avenue.
August 24, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The City of Albuquerque has been awarded $75 million from the federal government to fund the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project," reports KOB4.

Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) was one of the many public transit projects in the country waiting for the U.S. Department of Transportation to send funds promised by Congress in the omnibus spending bill singed by President Trump in March. 

"Mayor Tim Keller said Tuesday that funding is no longer an issue." Joy Kang, a reporter for KOB4 took to Twitter to say that Mayor Keller also said "a whole lot" would have been on the line if the finding hadn't come through.

"The city hopes to have the buses up and running sometime in the winter, more than two years after construction began," adds the article after detailing the major milestones for the project on its way to receiving thi final chunk of funding.

ART has been lauded as a gold standard for bus rapid transit systems in the United States since its initial phase opened in 2017.

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Published on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in KOB4
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