Zero Fares for Zero Riders

Preening and power politics as transportation policy

It’s the hottest trend in transportation “equity,” and it’s about to arrive in Albuquerque.

Bus rides in the Duke City will soon be “free,” thanks to Klarissa J. Peña, Lan Sena, Pat Davis, and Isaac Benton. According to their Council Bill No. R-21-173, “fares for seniors and students” have already been nixed, and “transit [is] substantially paid for by l…

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