ABQ Ride unveils new station platform in International District

March 16, 2022
The new ART platform at San Pedro and Central increases accessibility to transportation and safety in the area.

A new ART platform was completed by ABQ Ride near Central Avenue and San Pedro Drive as part of a $3.3 million project to upgrade three other platforms and build this new addition to the ART system. 

“Each time our bus doors open to passengers, they open doors to work, school and opportunity across our city,” said Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. “This new stop brings greater access to businesses in the International District and better connections across the city for residents.” 

The new platform and the upgrades to the other three include Wi-Fi, information screens, audible announcement speakers and cameras that connect to Albuquerque Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center. In addition, the Department of Municipal Development installed HAWK signals for pedestrians to safely access the new platform. 

“Community members really rallied to make this platform a reality,” said Interim Transit Director of ABQ RIDE Stephanie Dominguez. “It was all part of a larger project that included upgrades to our other platforms, and part of ABQ RIDE’s larger commitment to ensuring that our system is safe and accessible.”