It's still only a concept; the idea of Bus Rapid Transit along Central Avenue. But ABQ RIDE needs community input to make the idea come alive. That's why it has organized six public meetings throughout Central Avenue over the next four weeks inviting the general public and members of the campus community to attend at least one of the following public forms to share your ideas and suggestions about transit in Albuquerque.

"ABQ RIDE is evaluating how to improve transit service on Central Avenue, which commands almost half of Transit's ridership," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. "That's why we hope to see you at one of these meetings, because we value your input into Albuquerque's transit future."

The first of these public meetings is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Verde Community Center, located at 7900 Marquette NE (the corner of Marquette and Pennsylvania NE). Participants first will hear a presentation on Bus Rapid Transit by ABQ RIDE. They'll then have a chance to give their ideas and ask questions on the concept.

Meeting Dates
• Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Mesa Verde Community Center, 7900 Marquette NE

• Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Manzano Mesa Multi-Regional Center – 501 Elizabeth SE

• Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Alamosa Community Center – 6900 Gonzales Rd SW

• Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Loma Linda Community Center - 1700 Yale SE

• Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 - 7:30 p.m. - Old Main Library/Special Collections, Botts Hall – 423 Central NE (at Edith), 87102

• Thursday, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (Auditorium) – 2000 Mountain NW, 87104-1459

For more information, visit: Bus Rapid Transit.