For those who have long wished that the problem-plagued Albuquerque Rapid Transit would just go away, well, your wish has been granted – but only for the short term.
As of Saturday, ART buses will be suspended from operating along the Central Avenue corridor, a victim of decreased ridership because of social distancing and stay-home mandates by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
But ART isn’t the only public transportation affected by safety measures put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus. Other city bus routes, on-demand Sun Van runs and local taxi companies are all feeling the effects of reduced ridership.