Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

$2 Million Proposed for City Buses.

Byline: Journal Staff Report

The Santa Fe Trails bus system, which saw falling ridership last year for the first time since 1993, could be in line for another $2 million from this year's federal Transportation Appropriations bill.

The same amount from last year's federal budget purchased 12 new buses to be delivered next month.

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., a member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced Tuesday differences have been hammered out between House and Senate versions of the bill, which determines funding.

"We have cemented the federal commitment toward improving bus safety and reliability in Santa Fe," Domenici said in a news release. …

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