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County’s puts nonbinding vote about ART on November ballot

County’s puts nonbinding vote about ART on November ballot

Bernalillo County narrowly agreed to place a nonbinding vote on the November ballot, asking voters whether the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project should be placed on another future ballot. The Albuquerque Journal reported county commissioners voted 3-2 along party lines —…

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Atlanta levies six-figure fines against ordinance violators

Atlanta levies six-figure fines against ordinance violators

Atlanta, Illinois — citing its wish to keep its town attractive to Route 66 tourists — has levied fines totaling over $100,000 each to two property owners it says violated ordinances. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported Mark Armstrong of Choctaw, Oklahoma, is dealing with a…

Lowriders, twerkers shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque

Lowriders, twerkers shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque

By now, you’ve probably seen an Associated Press report about how an unauthorized music-video shoot Saturday turned into an impromptu street party of 300 people — including lowriders and twerkers — that shut down Route 66 in Albuquerque. It seems like…

Owners of Milagro gas station soon will retire

Owners of Milagro gas station soon will retire

The longtime owners of the Milagro gas station west of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, will retire by the end of August. The future of the Route 66 landmark remains unknown. Last week’s print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator reported Rudy…

Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Appeals court lifts stoppage on Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted an injunction that prevented the city of Albuquerque from beginning construction on the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project on Central Avenue, aka Route 66. The Albuquerque Journal reported construction may begin next week,…

Grants soon will open Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru

Grants soon will open Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru

The city of Grants, New Mexico, is opening a Route 66 Neon Drive-Thru — a neon-outlined Route 66 shield motorists can drive their cars or pickups through. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the structure will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, according…

Appellate court halts ART contruction

Appellate court halts ART contruction

A federal appeals court on Monday put the brakes on construction of the $120 million Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, issuing a temporary restraining order. Construction was schedule to begin on ART as soon as Wednesday. The city of Albuquerque won…

What’s next for opponents of Albuquerque Rapid Transit?

What’s next for opponents of Albuquerque Rapid Transit?

Opponents of the $120 million Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan last week lost their courtroom bid to stop it, and construction likely will begin by Wednesday. However, ART foes still have a couple of arrows left in their quiver. — ART opponents filed…

Judge refuses to stop Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Judge refuses to stop Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

A judge late Friday refused to grant a preliminary injunction against construction of the nine-mile Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system that would go down the heart of Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Construction on ART likely will begin by the…

Albuquerque offers olive branch to Route 66 businesses

Albuquerque offers olive branch to Route 66 businesses

As Albuquerque and dozens of businesses awaited a judge’s ruling this week on a lawsuit against the Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan, the city unveiled a new website touting the Route 66 corridor and gave details about a loan program for those affected businesses. The…

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