Blue bus in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Albuquerque Could Extend Free Transit Pilot

City councilors say data from a fare-free pilot program validates the economic and social benefits of free transit.

October 17, 2023 - KRQE

A spraling subdivision of single-family detached housing in a desert setting.

Albuquerque Poised to Legalize Accessory Dwelling Units

Allowing ADU construction on parcels previously zoned exclusively for single-family detached housing is one component of the Housing Forward ABQ initiative, a larger effort to reform zoning practices in Albuquerque.

June 6, 2023 - Albuquerque Journal

ABQ Ride stop

Albuquerque Buses Go Fare-Free for 2022

Albuquerque is the largest U.S. city yet to offer free rides on its entire system of buses with a one-year pilot program that launched at the beginning of the year.

January 6, 2022 - Marketplace

ABQ Ride stop

Transit Goes Fare-Free for One Year in Albuquerque

Albuquerque will become one of the largest cities in the nation to launch a fare-free pilot program for transit riders.

September 23, 2021 - Albuquerque Journal

Community Land Trusts

Community Land Trusts Go Commercial: Nonprofit Offices, Hairdressers, and a Sausage Factory

Community land trusts, better known for permanently affordable housing, expand into commercial spaces for a wide range of reasons, and in a wide range of ways.

April 27, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Exclusionary covenant

New Mexico Communities Reflect on Racial Restrictive Covenants

Explicitly racist and exclusionary language remains embedded in many communities' restrictive covenants. State legislators and local leaders want to change that.

March 23, 2021 - High Country News


California's Hospital Crisis: What Lies Ahead

As COVID infections and hospitalizations mount in California, ICU availability dropped to zero in Southern and Central California. Demand for hospital care is also outstripping supply in New Mexico.

December 21, 2020 - The Washington Post

Bus Rapid Transit

Bus Rapid Transit Opens to the Public in Albuquerque

A long-awaited bus rapid transit system has opened to the public this weekend, a cause for celebration in Albuquerque,.

December 1, 2019 - Albuquerque Journal


Albuquerque Exceeds Water Conservation Goals

The city says water conservation programs and customer cutbacks have resulted in a drop in water usage.

October 4, 2019 - Albuquerque Journal

Bus Rapid Transit Route map

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 - KOB4

Nominate the 'Best Urban Street Transformation' of 2017

Streetsblog USA is seeking nominations.

December 16, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

Albuquerque's Recently Opened Bus Rapid Transit Line Sets a New Standard

Overcoming lawsuits and controversy, Albuquerque opened the Albuquerque Rapid Transit to partial service over the holiday weekend.

November 28, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico

Albuquerque Overhauls its Zoning Code for the First Time Since the 1970s

Albuquerque has approved the new Integrated Development Ordinance.

November 27, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal

No Walking

Walking in the Margins with Streetsblog

Streetsblog USA wants you to use #walkinginthemargins to expose hostile pedestrian environments.

November 20, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

Glen Canyon Dam

Climate Change Is Shrinking the Colorado River

Documenting the effects of climate change on the West's most vital source of water.

June 30, 2017 - The Conversation

new Mexico

Planners Across America: Making Albuquerque the Land of Enchantment, Not Confusion

The city of Albuquerque is focused on bringing consistency and coherence to an unwieldy collection of planning and land use regulations. An interview with Albuquerque Planning Director Suzanne Lubar explores the city's approach to the challenge.

March 6, 2017 - Josh Stephens

Albuquerque, Route 66

Opponents Delay Albuquerque's Bus Rapid Transit with Lawsuits

A well organized opposition to a planned Bus Rapid Transit line in Albuquerque, New Mexico has stalled the beginning of construction on the new transit line with lawsuits.

July 18, 2016 - Albuquerque Journal

Drunk People

Drinking Behind New Mexico's High Pedestrian Fatality Rate

New Mexico had the nation's highest pedestrian fatality rate in 2014. Alcohol was a factor in over half the pedestrian fatalities in New Mexico, while nationally it's a third. According to the Albuquerque PD, drunk pedestrians are primarily to blame.

June 5, 2016 - Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Approves 10-Mile Bus Rapid Transit Project

Now that the Albuquerque City Council has approved a plan to create bus-only lanes on Central Avenue, the city will seek federal funding for the project.

March 24, 2016 - Albuquerque Journal

The Case For and Against Red Light Cameras

Eric Jaffe of CityLab looks at what went wrong with what should have been a clear way to employ technology to reduce crashes and save lives, and what can be done to stem the tide of cities removing red light cameras.

August 18, 2015 - CityLab

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