Sunday, March 09, 2008

BUS STORY # 74 (Big Albuquerque-like Things: The Blog)

In my ongoing promotion of the links on this blog, this week we’ll look at Big Albuquerque-like Things (BAT). The blogger, John, “reports his thoughts on growth, urban renewal and mass transit in the city of Albuquerque.”

John’s kept me well informed on mass transit happenings and issues, and even prevented me from passing along some misinformation. His posting on the new bus and accompanying photo alerted me to the fact that these are the 700 series and not the 500 series I’d gotten straight from the keyboard of the lamentably departed Jay Faught, former marketing manager for ABQ RIDE.

Here’s a posting from John’s site which is a bus story in itself. This story comes from Scot Key, another local writer and blogger, and from the Albuquerque Tribune in which it was published as a column. Scot’s take on ABQ RIDE is followed by John’s thoughtful analysis. Here are the first two paragraphs and a link to the rest of the story as featured on John’s site.

This one goes out to the two guys desperately waving at the bus stop at Lomas and Edith boulevards Northeast, as the No. 11 inexplicably passed them by last Friday afternoon.

I was in that bus, pointing along with other passengers at the frantic gentlemen left behind, and it reminded me, again, of the mass transit caste system in place here

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Next week: Bus Chick.


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