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ABQ Rapid Transit (ART) Produced 38 Events Since Breaking Ground

Fulfilling the commitment to support businesses on Central Avenue during the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) construction, the project team announced it has produced 38 events with more than 2,300 people in attendance since breaking ground last October. Each event featured live music and was promoted via social media, electronic newsletters, public relations and digital billboards.

“Our goal was to bring people to the businesses on Central Avenue and show people how easy it is to get to and from businesses during construction,” explained Mayor Richard J. Berry. “I am pleased so many people experienced our local businesses and encourage everyone to keep coming to Central Avenue to shop, eat and play.”

Construction is more than 70 percent complete. Throughout the corridor people can see new lighting, new landscaping, wider sidewalks and the station canopies. Heavy construction will be complete in November.

For information on the ART project, visit or call 505-398-4ART.