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City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego Improves Bus Commute in District 5

Improvements to Bus Route 157, Commuter Route 92.

July 22, 2020

Today, District 5’s Northwest Albuquerque City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego and City of Albuquerque Transit Director Danny Holcomb presented completed bus stop construction on City Bus Route 157, Commuter Route 92.

Working with the City’s Transit Department, Councilor Borrego identified four bus stops in District 5 heavily relied on by commuters.  During the summer, she observed people waiting in the hot sun and in the winter, bracing against the cold at these bus stops in some instances on tottering benches.  Many of the identified locations require curb and street reconstruction to improve costing over $100,000. 

District 5 Bus Stop

Councilor Borrego has worked with State Legislators to assist in upscaling well-used northwest side stations.  In 2019, District 5 secured $20,000 in State funding to improve the bus stop at Homestead Trail and Taylor Ranch Rd. Thanks to the support of State Senator Sander Rue, District 23 and State Representative Karen Bash, District 68. 

In 2020, Councilor Borrego received partial state funding in the amount of $50,000 to construct improvements to the bus stop located at Eagle Ranch Rd. and Coors Blvd.  She and the City Transit Department will complete the $150,000 in needed funding to construct a more amenable and ADA accessible bus stop along this popular 790 Blue Line Rapid Ride Route.

“My vision for transit in District 5 encompasses comfortable and efficient bus transit, bicycling both in natural and on roads settings, in addition to efficient and safe neighborhood level streets and highways," said Councilor Borrego.

Other  bus stops Councilor Borrego is working to improve include Golf Course Southbound at Ellison/McMahon by the Smith’s shopping center and Alameda Westbound between Coors/Corrales Rd. & Cottonwood Commons/Lowes signals.