The Route 66 corridor in Albuquerque is a unique cultural byway that resulted from the building of the iconic highway in 1926. Times have changed since then. Now with increased traffic and the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the best way to preserve this historic byway for the future is to develop alternate transit options.
In conjunction with plans for the revitalization of historic Route 66 and Innovation Central efforts, the City of Albuquerque is planning to provide bus rapid transit service along Central Avenue. This project, called Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) can be the catalyst that helps bring more vibrancy to the neighborhoods along the route. It can transport more people throughout the corridor while improving walkability. The station stops and signage are designed to beautify and bring unique local flavor to the area while enhancing a sense of place. ART can help connect the people and businesses that are spread out along the Route 66 corridor, creating a unique and inviting cultural district experience.