National Transportation Expert Randal O’Toole Weighs in Against ABQ BRT

Randal O’Toole is one of America’s foremost transportation experts. Unlike most such experts, his primary goal is not to control people by directing resources to politically-favored modes of transportation and away from those that actually work. Unfortunately, dedicating precious traffic lanes on Central to buses will likely make mobility worse, not better.

O’Toole had an article in today’s Albuquerque Journal detailing some of the potential drawbacks to the proposed bus rapid transit system for Albuquerque.

If you have thoughts or concerns, send the City an email: theplan@cabq.gov

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2 Replies to “National Transportation Expert Randal O’Toole Weighs in Against ABQ BRT”

  1. The BRT, like the Rail Runner, is a solution for a problem that does not exist. I used public transportation for many years when I lived in Chicago because it was faster than driving through congested urban traffic. Traffic, as people in big cities define it, is practically nonexistent in New Mexico. Our average commuting time is 21.7 minutes, well below the national average and lower than in neighboring states.

    Rapid transit appears to be on the perennial checklist of city planners and politicians who somehow think everyone wants to live in a densely populated urban core.

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