NM Biz Groups Fight To Curb Route 66 Rapid Transit Plan

By Linda Chiem (June 15, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A group of New Mexico businesses urged a federal court Monday to block the city of Albuquerque from moving forward with an approximately $120 million federally funded bus plan along Route 66, saying the project will trample historical sites and hasn't undergone proper environmental review.

A coalition of local businesses, which sued city officials as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration in April, doubled down on their preliminary injunction bid, telling the court that the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project must be blocked until officials do a proper environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act.

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