Albuquerque Rapid Transit is a form of transit that combines many features of rail transit with the flexibility of buses. ART, at 1/3rd the cost of rail, is the most cost-effective technology for the City of Albuquerque’s current population and future ridership estimates.
Some key elements of ART include:
• Dedicated road lane or mixed traffic route
• Frequent service (every 7.5 minutes)
• Prioritized signaling at intersections
• Pre-boarding ticketing
• Level boarding raised-platform stations
The goal of Albuquerque Rapid Transit is to provide quick and efficient bus service with increased dependability and timeliness. The level boarding platforms mean that wheelchairs, walkers, and bicycles can just roll on board; no time-consuming racks or ramps. Combined with off-board fare purchases, ART can reduce the time the bus stands still to pick up passengers, which will greatly improve service speed. This, combined with advanced signal timing and a dedicated lane, allows the ART to move more easily through city traffic with much greater dependability than Rapid Ride.
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