Albuquerque Gets one Right

We have certainly had our differences with Greg Payne and the Albuquerque Transit Department (about the Mayor’s proposed trolley in particular), but I’ve got to give them credit for their recent deal to add about 100 new bus shelters (subscription required) at no cost to taxpayers.
The key to making this happen is a partnership with the advertising company Lamar. Lamar will provide about $1 million for the shelters and will be able to place billboards on them for five years. This is a win-win in a city that is too often hostile to private enterprise.