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Anti-ART Rally this Saturday

Anti-ART Rally this Saturday

Motorists, including members of local car clubs, will caravan along Central

Cars to Cruise Central Protesting Bus Project

A second car rally against the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is set for Saturday.

The event begins with registration from 8-9 a.m. at the Western View Diner, 6411 Central Ave. NE, near Coors and Central, where anti-ART signs will be distributed. Motorists, including members of local car clubs, will caravan along Central to the El Mercado Shopping Center on the southwest corner of Central and San Pedro until about 1 p.m.

A previous motorized protest along Central was held July 2.

Earlier this week, the Federal Transit Administration approved $59 million for the project. Mayor Richard Berry said he’ll wait to begin construction — starting with the demolition of medians and removal of trees neighborhood by neighborhood — until after a federal judge makes a decision on motions in lawsuits seeking to block ART. The two-day court hearing will be July 27-28.



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