Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Fiesta Gets School Bus Salvation.

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck And Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writers

City Contracts With Other Firms for Event

School and charter buses will carry the public to all events for the duration of the Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Mayor Jim Baca and fiesta officials said Thursday.

The fiesta and the city were forced to scramble after city drivers threatened to boycott the park-and-ride service because of a contract dispute with the city.

"We're very happy that park-and-ride will be up and running, and we encourage everyone to use it," Harry Season, president of the fiesta's board of directors, said at a news conference Thursday morning at Balloon Fiesta Park. …

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