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Transportation Projects

Information about transportation projects designed to reduce Albuquerque's carbon footprint.

Across the nation, gasoline-powered vehicles are recognized as a primary source of greenhouse emissions. In the Albuquerque area, vehicles are the largest contributor of hazardous air pollutants and emit carbon monoxide that forms ground level ozone. These pollutants can cause lung damage and heart disease, shortening human lifespans. Recognizing the important of reducing vehicle emissions, the City has taken steps to convert to both heavy and light duty vehicles to cleaner burning fuels and electric vehicles. Read more about current transportation projects below.

Green Sticker Program

If your vehicle produces low or no emissions, you might qualify for some low-cost down town parking! The Green vehicle parking program offers parking at any meter within the city for two hours for the low cost of $29 annually. To qualify, visit the green parking web page to learn your vehicle’s greenhouse gas score and apply for a permit. If your vehicle meets the conditions of the greenhouse score, the City will issue you a sticker giving you access to meters for 2 hours a day with no additional charge.

Fleet Electrification

The City of Albuquerque will reach its goal of converting 63 percent of its eligible, light-duty fleet vehicles to electric and hybrid by the end of 2020. In September, Mayor Keller announced the City will purchase 50 hybrid and electric vehicles by the end of 2020 while continuing to pursue opportunities to bring on electric and alternative fuel heavy duty vehicles and buses.

By electrifying and reducing the emissions of the City’s fleet, the City will save taxpayer money on fuel and maintenance, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality by cutting down on NOx and SOx. As part of the Climate Mayor’s Electric Vehicle Collaborative, the City gets the best deals on hybrid and electric vehicles while sharing best practices across the country.

Public EV Charging

The City of Albuquerque’s sustainability plans extend beyond City Hall to making sure everyone feels the benefits of a cleaner, greener city. That is why we have committed to installing 10 to 15 electric vehicle charging stations. Working with The Nature Conservancy, CABQ commissioned a siting location study to help us figure out where stations would have the most benefit, particularly in neighborhoods with the greatest need. We are finalizing those locations and will be sharing results in early 2020.

 

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