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Contract signed for Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

Contract signed for Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction

For better or for ill, Mayor Richard Berry on Wednesday signed a $82.6 million contract for a local firm to begin construction of the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66). According to the Albuquerque Journal: Heavy…

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Antique military vehicle convoy planned on Route 66 in fall 2017

Antique military vehicle convoy planned on Route 66 in fall 2017

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association plans an elaborate Route 66 convoy in September and October 2017 that will feature about 80 vintage military vehicles. According to an MVPA newsletter, the convoy will begin in Chicago on Sept. 16, 2017, and…

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 —…

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…

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,…

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

A Tulsa television station took a look inside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, shortly after it opened to the public. Fox 23 filed this report from the museum, which is just off Route 66 on…

Albuquerque gets federal approval for rapid-transit project

Albuquerque gets federal approval for rapid-transit project

The city of Albuquerque said it received federal approval for Albuquerque Rapid Transit, but the city will hold off on any action until a federal judge hears a lawsuit against the project next week. The Albuquerque Journal reported: In a…

Albuquerque Rapid Transit finds rough seas

The massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, slated to break ground next month, has run into a bunch of trouble in recent days. Albuquerque Rapid Transit, or ART, proposes to devote nine miles of two center lanes of Central Avenue (aka…

Stolen Cross Eyed Cow minibus recovered

Stolen Cross Eyed Cow minibus recovered

The customized Volkswagen minibus stolen two weeks ago from the Cross Eyed Cow restaurant in Oro Grande, California, was recovered Monday, but not without scary moments. The minivan now is in a tow yard in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The Cross Eyed Cow‘s owners hope…

Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum opens

Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum opens

The town of Springfield, Missouri, added a sizable new attraction with the opening of Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum on Wednesday. The museum is located at 1634 W. College St. (aka Route 66), just west of the Kansas Expressway.…

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