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Report proposes bus rapid transit along Paseo

Updated: 08/13/2014 10:31 PM | Created: 08/13/2014 10:07 PM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

As more and more housing pops up on the West side of Albuquerque, more people are making the commute to the east side for work.

The commute creates a lot of traffic, but the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) says it may have a way to make crossing the Rio Grande easier.

A new report proposes a bus rapid transit line focusing on Paseo del Norte, possibly starting near Southern and Unser, heading down to Paseo and moving across town, stopping at high-traffic work locations.

“The big question was, 'can transit address that issue of transporting people - in relation to how long a car takes to get you right now - can transit address congestion?'” Augusta Meyers with the MRCOG said. “And the answer is yes, according to this draft. Also, what does that look like?”

You can view the full study and submit comments here:

http://www.mrcog-nm.gov/special-studies/pdn-transit-study

The MRCOG will take comments until September 12.


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