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As Albuquerque awaits buses, ART lanes could be used for special events

Kai Porter
December 12, 2018 05:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The City of Albuquerque is moving ahead with its plan to run “clean diesel” buses in the ART lanes.

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The city announced it has ordered 20 buses from New Flyer of America after discontinuing its contract with the original bus contractor of the project, BYD.

The buses are expected to be on Albuquerque’s streets in about 18 months.

In the meantime, the city wants to use the ART bus lanes for special projects and events.

Businesses, local artists and vendors will be allowed to apply for a permit to use the ART lanes and stations.

"So they're looking at things from having art shows to having bands play there to utilizing the lanes for marathons or charity races or even pop up business days to drive business into that area,” said Rick DeReyes, with ABQ Ride.

With a permit, businesses will also be allowed to use the ART lanes for unloading and loading with a permit.

“Right now, every so often as you're driving on Central, you'll see some of these businesses parked in the ART lanes illegally to deliver some of their merchandise to these businesses,” DeReyes said. “What they want to do is put in a conditional permit so while the ART lanes aren't being used for service, at least they'll have that to temporarily unload and load"

DeReyes said the city is still working out the details about pricing and applying for permits. He said the city will let the public know when people can start applying for the permits.

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