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Five years and $133 million later, Albuquerque finally got to take the ride.
The long-delayed and pricey Albuquerque Rapid Transit – a bus system that runs on the Central Avenue corridor from Unser to Tramway, and north to Uptown – inaugurated service Saturday and had riders lining up to see what they had been waiting for.
To celebrate the occasion, Mayor Tim Keller, along with transit employees and city officials, hopped aboard the 60-foot turquoise buses Saturday afternoon. The mayor took the opportunity to talk with riders, promote “Small Business Saturday” shopping along the way and encourage others to give ART a chance.