This Place Matters Photo Contest
Announcing the Winners of the THIS PLACE MATTERS Photo Contest!
Our Past Deserves A Future
Thought provoking words and images regarding Central Avenue/Route 66, shared by Michael L. Dickson.
Make ART Smart Replies to City’s Mythbusters
The CCG (Concerned Citizen’s Group) prepares a point by point response to the City’s “Mythbusters” document regarding the ART project.
Email Reveals City Was Aware of Option NOT to Design ART with Double Dedicated Lanes
…a recently discovered email from their Planner, dated February 14, 2014 (before the plans were even 10% complete), clearly shows that they knew they had the option NOT to design the streets with double dedicated bus lanes.
Independent Poll conducted on ART Project
Over 400 registered voters were asked questions regarding the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project and 56% opposed the project, with another 15% undecided. The article goes on to say that 78% of respondents thought that the project should be put to a popular vote.
A Vanishing Route 66
Celebrated photographer Robert Reck illuminates the simple beauty of Albuquerque’s endangered Route 66/Central Ave.
The ABQ Free Press reports on the continued setbacks for the Mayor and leaders of the disputed Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project.
New research study targeting ART project: G. Rowangould Ph.D.
A new research study supports the conclusion that traffic congestion along Central Avenue will be significantly worse if ART is built.
BRT Systems Around the World
At the October 2015 Meeting of the Minds* annual summit, the BRT panel discussion, Sharing the Road: BRT & Global South Urban Mobility, focused on how Global South cities in Latin America and Africa are developing and implementing BRT and solving the interface...
Make ART Smart Now on Facebook
Take the opportunity to visit and sign up at our new Facebook page!
Make ART Smart Seeks Injunction
UPDATE: The 47 page memorandum in support of the motion for preliminary injunction is now available for you to review.
City begins buying property along Central Avenue for Art
This is our worst nightmare – the City has started the process of eminent domain on west Central Ave. as part of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction. They have not been forthcoming as to how many other businesses will be forced to give up their land.
ART Petition Needs Your Support
Albuquerque’s Mayor and City officials have ignored us and have denied us fair input. We ask – WHY? Albuquerque’s Rapid transit project must preserve historic landmarks along Route 66. This new petition will take your voice to the Mayor.
When the city of Houston undertook its "System Reimagining" project to transform an aging city transit system, one of the first steps was to reach out for community input and participation, a commitment that was never broken during the entire planning and development...
Lawsuits Filed Over ABQ Rapid Transit Project
Today, two separate lawsuits regarding the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project were filed – one in New Mexico State Court, the other in U.S. District Court against the City of Albuquerque and the Secretary of the Federal Transportation Administration.The first one,...
Learn about “Complete Streets” and Modern Urbanism
Learn more about Complete Streets and modern urbanism in this informative article published on CITYLAB.COM, featuring former New York City transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
City Councilor Isaac Benton’s Statement about ART
Read City Councilor Isaac Benton’s (district 5) thoughtful letter about ART to the Federal Transit Authority which is published on the CABQ.GOV website. The following is an excerpt from his statement... "....After reviewing the project design and hearing observations...
Most Charming Neighborhoods on ART Construction Route
Hey! Look at which districts were rated the most charming by RentLingo published in ABQ Business First’s March 19, 2016 article. Click here to go to the article on the website.