Op-Ed

Public Transit Increases Independence, Access to Community

Public Transit Increases Independence, Access to Community

By:  Doris Roberts, Executive Director for All Individuals First

As a caretaker for individuals with developmental disabilities and the Executive Director of All Individuals First, I see firsthand how public transit not only improves the quality of life, but also creates opportunities for empowerment, independence and joy. Public transit for people with no other means of transportation gives them the same options as everyone—shopping, volunteering, going to the post office, going to work, or taking a fun outing – without relying on someone else to get them there.

Op-Ed

Public Transit is a Crucial Need in North Central New Mexico

Public Transit is a Crucial Need in North Central New Mexico

Kathy Holian, former Santa Fe County Commissioner

When there is a critical need for a service, local governments must provide steadfast support to ensure that need is met. In North Central New Mexico, such a need is public transportation, and it is our job to continue supporting it as citizens of this region.

Op-Ed

Local Transit is an Integral Part of Our Community

David Izraelevitz, Chair, Los Alamos County Council

There are many things that a local government provides to its citizens. Parks, roads, and public schools all come to mind, but in my opinion, public transit is one of the most appreciated services that our local government in Los Alamos provides to our community.

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Outdoor Industry Association Endorses Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate

 

https://goo.gl/bxUYAbOutdoor Industry Association Endorses Martin Heinrich For U.S. Senate

Outdoor Industry Association

Heinrich is one of the Senate’s strongest supporters of public land and water and an advocate for New Mexico’s $9.9 billion outdoor recreation economy

 

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Public Transportation Connects Rural Communities to Opportunities

Public Transportation Connects Rural Communities to Opportunities

Billy Elbrock, Mayor, Village of Chama

 

One of the benefits of living in a remote community is the option to “get away from it all” – to have the opportunity to be in a small town and experience simple living, enjoying nature and outdoor activities. However, the reality is the Village of Chama is 80 to100 miles away from a city of any size. What makes us stand out as a desirable place to live can also be viewed as a drawback to some people.

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NCRTD (The Blue Bus) Promotes Health, Education, Economic Development

NCRTD (The Blue Bus) Promotes Health, Education, Economic Development

By: Rosemary Romero, Former Santa Fe City Councilor

For the past 30 years, I have worked statewide and locally to address natural resource issues such as land use, water planning, forest planning and transit. Throughout the 1990s, transit was a pressing issue for Santa Fe and the surrounding communities. When I traveled the state, officials from all corners of the state were focused on transit. That is largely because transit is a regional issue for many communities.