Albuquerque bus transit debate takes different turn

Nob Hill Rout 66 Central Avenue
Nob Hill Rout 66 Central Avenue (Carey Olson KRQE)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A formal debate on Albuquerque’s plan for a rapid transit corridor took a different turn Thursday night.

The bus transit debate was held at the University of New Mexico’s law school.

Supporter Paul Silverman and skeptic Paul Gessing were supposed to debate the bus system that would run along central, but Silverman was unable to attend the meeting.

His absence didn’t stop the conversation though.

“With all of the things going on in the city of Albuquerque there are so many other needs that have a higher priority,” said Gessing.

The city is seeking $80 million in federal funding and plans on spending around $20 million of it’s own for the project.

Construction could start as soon as February. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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