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Lawsuits filed against Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Lawsuits filed against Albuquerque Rapid Transit

At least two legal challenges were filed Monday against the city’s Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) plan, including that the National Historic Preservation Act was violated, plus other state and federal laws. The Albuquerque Journal reported: The lawsuits allege that ART would choke…

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Soft opening set for Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

Soft opening set for Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will open for limited hours beginning June 1. The museum originally was set to have limited hours in March but was pushed back. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just…

Delays pop up for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Delays pop up for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Construction for the massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) will be delayed two months. Also, a former city attorney told a television station ART could be further delayed because the project runs afoul of the…

German trio wants to drive a Wartburg car on Route 66

German trio wants to drive a Wartburg car on Route 66

Three guys from Germany want to drive a vintage Wartburg automobile on Route 66 and other American sites in August and September and raise money for charity. Arnold Schneider, Maximiliano di Paola and Jörg Tissat want to bring the Wartburg…

Tesla charging station added near Blue Swallow Motel

Tesla charging station added near Blue Swallow Motel

Tesla Motors this week added a charging station for electric vehicles at a defunct gas station next door to the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Tesla installed two charging stations specifically made for its cars, plus a third charging…

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday urged approval of a $69 million federal grant to convert the center of nine miles of Albuquerque’s Central Avenue (aka Route 66) into a bus system called Albuquerque Rapid Transit. The Albuquerque Journal and…

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will have a soft opening in late March and an official opening June 1, according to Richard Holmes, president of the nonprofit museum. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just…

Albuquerque RV park wants to create a hubcap tree

Albuquerque RV park wants to create a hubcap tree

Vickie Ashcraft of the Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post in west Albuquerque wants help in creating what she hopes would be a new Route 66 attraction — an 18-foot-tall tree made entirely of hubcaps. You might think the…

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

A writer for Yahoo! Autos test-drove a 2016 Jaguar XF in the high-altitude mountains near and in the Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona. It seems a little odd to test a car on potentially icy surfaces this time of…

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

Last summer, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry proposed a $100 million initiative to spur economic development along the Route 66 corridor. It would be two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system along Central Avenue. The so-called rapid-transit bus system would cover…

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