Albuquerque’s newly elected Mayor, Tim Keller, has pronounced ART (Albuquerque’s Rapid Transit bus system designed to run down the middle of Central) a “bit of a lemon”. Why?
Well, the electric buses leak, cant hold a proper charge, and don’t align with stations. Worse, Albuquerque spent $130M on the system, relying on an $80M reimbursement from the Feds, but Mayor Keller says the “check is not in the mail”. Now what? New Mexico People Places and Ideas host Stephen Spitz sits down with Mayor Tim Keller to learn more about these problems and the direction ART is headed.
Produced with assistance of Marshall Broyles and Lynn Schibeci