The UNM/CNM/Sunport corridor is the state’s biggest activity center. It is home to the UNM campuses, the UNM Hospital, CNM, the region’s major sports facilities, and the Sunport, as well as numerous nearby homes and businesses. More than 75,000 people come here every day, and another 20,000 live nearby. Lots of new development is planned in the area, including a new hospital, educational buildings, restaurants, and stores.
In 2010, MRCOG began to study the transportation needs of the UNM/CNM area. The report found that:
Among other things, the report recommended an Alternatives Analysis – this study – to identify a new north-south transit service. The report also recommended parking and land use strategies to support the use of alternative transportation, which will also be addressed by the current study.
To read the full Scoping Report, visit our Materials page.