Press release: Bingaman talks highway, transit funding bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked about the highway and transit reauthorization bill the Senate passed last week and about how it will benefit New Mexico. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman031912m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks about the Moving Ahead for Progress […]

Director: Goal of CATS is service, not profit

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The Clovis Area Transit System buses run six days per week, with 24-hour reservation required and a charge of 75 cents per ride. Kevin Wilson The honk comes, and Frank Cole arrives with quarters in hand. Cole is about 14 blocks from his Seventh Street residence to his healthcare job […]

Governor Bill Richardson, NMORR announce $16 million in additional local road and transit construction projects

SANTA FE- Governor Bill Richardson and the New Mexico Office of Recovery and Reinvestment today announced the approval of an additional $16.1 million worth of local road and transit construction projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Several of the projects are in Curry and Roosevelt County and include the Hull Street Bridge in […]

Udall initiatives help New Mexico Native Americans access electricit, housing, transit

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that New Mexico’s Native American communities will receive $12 million in funding through projects and initiatives Udall helped include in the omnibus appropriations bill the president has signed into law.

Bingaman and Udall: New Mexico to recieve over $27 million for public transit

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced New Mexico communities are set to benefit from over $27 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for public transit.

Udall: Projects in bill would spur economic development

U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced legislative projects included in the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Bill to spur economic development in New Mexico. The projects, which then-Rep. Udall requested for the state through the Appropriations process, include Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Development: Transportation: North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Bus Facility […]

Clovis Area Transit System sees increase in riders

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edie Valdez of Clovis gets off the CATS bus in front of her home Thursday on Axtell Street. Valdez said she takes the bus once a week to the hospital for volunteer work. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp said bus ridership […]

Consultant recommends city follow fixed-route bus system

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A public transportation consultant told city commissioners Thursday that Clovis Area Transit System is ready for fixed routes. Ream Lazaro said switching to a fixed-route system would save the city money and increase rider options. The city contracted with Lazaro in September to design a fixed-route system for CATS. […]

Transportation vehicles, employees ready to roll

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Manager Joe Thomas said the new Clovis Area Transit System facility could serve as a central hub if the transit system established a fixed route bus system. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System will move into its new $2 million facility next month, according to […]

Local Roundup: United Dairy Women hold ball

By CNJ staff What:Milk Lover’s Ball When: 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday Where: Clovis Civic Center More: Sponsored by the United Dairy Women. The event includes a dinner and dance. Proceeds will go to local charities. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 877-LUVMILK. Clovis transit facility construction begins Construction of a new Clovis Area […]