Man threatens councilor at Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project meeting

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An outburst happened during a public meeting for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project when a man threatened a councilor.

The most recent meeting about the transportation plan involving big changes along Central was scheduled at an APD substation, but prior meetings have been so crowded, officials wanted a larger venue.

Tuesday night’s meeting was held Manzano Day School and one man in attendance even went as far as threatening a councilor saying, “You take that finger out of my face… you said, ‘Let’s go outside, let’s go outside.”

A lot of people are angry about the city’s proposed Albuquerque rapid transit system.

The plans along central include bus-only lanes to make routes faster and attract new riders to public transit.

Opponents say people will avoid Nob Hill during construction and after because of traffic. Supporters argue the area should be updated to attract more visitors.

It was originally scheduled at an APD substation, but prior meetings have been so crowded, officials wanted a larger venue.

There are still a couple public meetings left regarding the project:

  • Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Patrick J. Baca Library, 8081 Central NW (at Unser)
  • Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion, EXPO New Mexico (San Pedro and Copper-across from the Expo N.M. Pavilion Stage)

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