ART Delayed At Least 18 More Months

From KOB-TV:

The Albuquerque Rapid Transit project has been delayed for at least 18 more months.

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said the delay will allow for the city to seek buses from other companies.

Keller went on to say that the city is rejecting all buses from BYD, adding that the city will likley seek damages from the company because the buses failed to pass inspections.

"We are not going to be the guinea pig any longer for BYD's experimentation on how to make these busses," Keller said. "They say they'll work on it, they'll get it done, then nothing happens and we're tired of that process and we're not going to do it anymore."

Among many of the problems, Keller said the buses experienced brake failures and the batteries didn't properly function.


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