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Mayor Tim Keller

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Crime is a top concern for Albuquerque residents. Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday morning the situation is getting better. Crime rates are dropping, according to a city report looking at the first quarter of this year.

Megan Kamerick

New Mexico People, Places and Ideas Fri. 4/6 8a: Albuquerque’s newly elected Mayor Tim Keller has pronounced Albuquerque’s Rapid Transit bus system built to run down the middle of Central a “bit of a lemon.” Why? Well, the electric buses leak, can't hold a proper charge, and don’t align with stations. What's worse, Albuquerque spent $130 million on the system, relying on an $80 million reimbursement from the federal governemtn, but Mayor Keller says that “check is not in the mail." Now what? Stephen Spitz sits down with the mayor to learn more about these problems and where ART is headed.

The Children's Hour Saturday 4/7 9a: Introducing Mayor Tim Keller, in a live interview with The Children's Hour radio crew. 

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Construction workers tore up Albuquerque’s main avenue for well over a year installing ART, or Albuquerque Rapid Transit. And even though the new stations light up at night, the system isn’t working. The city’s new mayor said at a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 9, that ART has a ways to go before it’s operational.