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Federal Funding for ART Signed into Law

President Trump signs $1.07 trillion appropriations bill.

May 5, 2017

Albuquerque, NM- Today, President Donald Trump signed the $1.07 trillion dollar appropriations bill that includes $50 million in Small Starts funding for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. This federal funding also paves the way to have the remaining $19 million in federal funding to be included in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, as outlined in President Trump's original budget proposal.

"This is a good day for Albuquerque," said Mayor Richard Berry. "We have designed the best of its kind transit system in America that is expected to generate over $2 billion in economic opportunity and now we have $50 million in our tax dollars coming back to our city to help fund it. I am thankful for the bipartisan support that ART has received on the local and now federal level."