First Albuquerque Rapid Transit electric buses unveiled

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With just months to go until the scheduled completion of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit, the first electric bus has been unveiled.

The Build Your Dreams bus company was chosen to build and supply the new buses last year.

Tuesday, the first of the 20 buses were delivered to Albuquerque.

A local artist designed the buses with a Route 66 theme.

The buses will also be equipped with Wi-Fi, charging ports, bicycle racks and wheelchair ramps.

According to a release, ART is currently 65 percent completed with the opening expected to be at the end of the year. 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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