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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 5

Editor’s note: this is the final piece in our series about the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) system. This fiasco was foisted on the city by Republican Mayor and a Republican Administration that claimed it was financially sound and fiscally responsible… When, in fact, it made the most “tax and spend” liberal look restrained by comparison.…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 3

Editor’s note: we are running a series on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit System (A.R.T. for short). This was a disastrous attempt on the part of the Republican Mayor to create a “bus rapid transit” line in the city. The city’s residents were supportive of the an investment in improved mass transit, until they discovered that…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 2

1. Last week, we introduced you to “The ART,” the Albuquerque Rapid Transit system. The story that follows is Part 2 of that A.R.T. tale, and we offer it not just because the story takes place in Albuquerque, the place where LR Net has its home office, but also because it is uniquely instructive. Specifically,…

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Meet Pete Dinelli

Pete Dinelli is a political commentator based in New Mexico. We are taking a moment to introduce him, and to suggest you check out his blog site because he’s damn good. But please hurry back here to LR Net. We’d miss you if you didn’t. As you know, LR Net is based in Albuquerque, NM.…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster

1. This story is the beginning of a series of stories. The series will deal with an abject and total disaster. It will appear irregularly over the next few weeks, maybe months, as the situation requires. And it will tell a tale of hubris, and incompetence in high places, and of a Republican mayor who…

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