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Bus Rapid Transit refers to high-end bus services that provide a fast, comfortable, and convenient way to travel. BRT can include any or all of these features:
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The draft Locally Preferred Alternative, released in September 2013, is shown in this map. It would run primarily down University Boulevard from Menaul to Avenida Cesar Chavez, where it would zig east to Yale and connect to the Sunport. Alternatively, if the existing UNM South park-and-ride lot were relocated from Avenida Cesar Chavez to University, the route would follow University all the way to Gibson, as shown by the dashed line. Most of this route would consist of bus-only lanes. More information will be posted in the next few days.
View a map of route options (PDF).
Local stakeholders identified a “long list” of potential routes in January 2013. These routes were evaluated based on their potential productivity and vetted through a series of public meetings. The lowest-performing routes were discarded, and a “short list” was presented to the public in April and May. Since then, the routes have been narrowed further based on more detailed analysis and feedback from the public and institutions such as UNM, CNM, and the City of Albuquerque.
To view the earlier routes, visit our Materials page.
We’d love to hear your thoughts! Please visit the Get Involved page to reach the project team, email us to sign up for email updates, or follow us on Facebook. The next round of public meetings will take place in September, so check this website for updates.
The Mid-Region Council of Governments is managing the study. MRCOG is partnering closely with:
Parsons Brinckerhoff is the lead consultant, working with Better Foundations and Planning Technologies.