Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
ABQ RIDE: Central Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Concept
In conjunction with plans for the revitalization of historic Route 66 and Innovation Central efforts, the City of Albuquerque is looking at providing Bus Rapid Transit (Bus Rapid Transit) service along Central Avenue to enhance transit service along this important east-west corridor. ABQ RIDE began the evaluation process with a feasibility study to determine the operational and financial possibility of a Bus Rapid Transit system. ABQ RIDE reached a milestone in the process last spring by receiving permission from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for entry into Project Development.
That is, ABQ Ride is now studying the physical and environmental factors and impacts of instituting a Bus Rapid Transit system and continuing with the Federal Transportation Administration Small Starts application process, with the goal of starting service in the fall of 2017.
Other efforts underway that are dedicated to improving transportation in the metro area include the City and other local partners like Rio Metro, the Mid-Region Council of Governments and local stake holders identifying a potential second Bus Rapid Transit route that could link the Central Avenue area with a University Blvd corridor Bus Rapid Transit. Bus Rapid Transit could be an exciting part of Albuquerque's future.
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Plans for the future of bus service on Central Avenue, the city's busiest bus corridor.