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Comment by Camian on September 6, 2012 at 8:13am

What a cool letter to Abq.  Thanks for reviving The Morning Fix!

Comment by once banned twice shy on September 6, 2012 at 11:07am

I don't see a problem with making voters decide whether to fund that massive road project or not.

Comment by BurqueBinder on September 6, 2012 at 12:48pm

^ I think voters will likely pass the project. However, there's likely misinformation about the total cost of the project, and there's not much evidence that spending all that money will really improve the traffic situation long-term. It will likely help in the short term, but remember that in the not-too-distant-future, expensive repairs will need to be made. At some point Albuquerque needs to come together to have a conversation at how much money it really wants to spend on roadway infrastructure vs. transit etc.

Oh, on an unrelated note, I just want to say how happy I am that the morning fix is back. To all those working on it, thanks!

Comment by hettie on September 6, 2012 at 4:55pm

It does seem a shame that all this funding is being proposed for road improvements, which traditionally provide only a short term solution to heavy traffic, with no public discussion of other transit options. The Rapid Ride buses have been a huge success, despite having no service on Montgomery and no decent north-south route--what if the city spent $50 million on expanding Rapid Ride service to better serve commuters from the Westside and improve access and ride times within the city limits for all riders? I'd vote for that!

Comment by BurqueBinder on September 6, 2012 at 8:13pm

^ Agree, there should be a vote for bus system improvements as well.

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