Discussion Topic: Transportation

No, New Mexico doesn’t need a gas tax hike

No, New Mexico doesn’t need a gas tax hike

The following appeared in the 11/27/19 edition of the Las Cruces Sun-News. As we move toward 2020 and the start of the short, 30-day legislative session, there are some who want the big-spenders in Santa Fe to raise taxes once again on hard-working New Mexicans. In...

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Rail Runner Ridership continues decline (KOB Channel 4 story)

Rail Runner Ridership continues decline (KOB Channel 4 story)

With renewal of a gross receipts tax on the ballot in several northern New Mexico counties (Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos) to fund the Rail Runner and related services, the Rio Grande Foundation requested updated annual ridership information. After years...

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No need for City of Albuquerque Gas Tax

No need for City of Albuquerque Gas Tax

Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton’s proposal to create a 2 cents-per-gallon gas tax will be voted on by the full council on June 5. If enacted, the tax would be a net negative for the city of Albuquerque. Aside from adding to an already-high local tax burden and...

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ART Boondoggle Now Faces Legal Scrutiny

ART Boondoggle Now Faces Legal Scrutiny

For nearly two years, skeptics, critics and opponents have assembled an impressive arsenal of arguments against Albuquerque Rapid Transit, the proposed dedicated busway along Central Avenue. The mayor, seven of nine city councilors and the city's transportation...

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Time to Prioritize at Albuquerque City Hall

Time to Prioritize at Albuquerque City Hall

In the wake of two recent shooting tragedies and ongoing negative attention for the city of Albuquerque, Mayor Richard Berry has asked New Mexico’s Legislature to make changes to the pension system in order to allow police to return to the workforce. The Albuquerque...

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