Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Weekend trains a thing of the past?

Looks like those fun trips on Saturday and Sunday between Albuquerque and Santa Fe could soon be over.

The system is facing a $750,000 shortfall it needs to solve before Feb. 15 or the service will be nixed, the Rio Metro Board voted last night. The shortfall is in gross receipts tax revenues, which we all know are slumping.

In any other year, I'd say the Legislature would ride in and somehow save the day. This year, however, I don't see it.

I'll keep my eyes out, though, for anything that could help avoid the cuts and let you know. In addition, the DOT and the Governor's Office are in discussions on possible solutions, so I'll check in with them.

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