Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Positive SunTran Report Sparks Skepticism From 2 Councilors.(New Mexico & The West)

Byline: Patrick Armijo Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque's transit system is generally safe and dependable, despite problems, according to a study of SunTran operations conducted by a division of the National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties.

At least two city councilors Alan Armijo and Greg Payne say the mayor's administration may have played a role in providing an overly positive slant to the executive summary. Mayor Jim Baca called for the report last fall as an independent analysis of the Transit Department, and it was given to the administration early, according to the councilors.

"The report has been compromised," Armijo said. …

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