The signs, however, do not look good. Compared with the new transportation building next door, the little Amtrak shack looks more vulnerable than ever.
The Amtrak station sits in the middle of the new Alvarado Transportation Center at 1st and Central Ave. There are new city bus and Greyhound bus terminals on either side of it with the new RailRunner station just behind it.
The Center is built in the California mission style of the historic Alvarado hotel that sat on this site until it was torn down in the 1970's. It is a source of civic pride and the Amtrak shack (accurate description by the writer) is a real eysore. It is a symbol of the irrelevance of Amtrak in the Albuquerque transportation scene.
How long will we have Amtrak in Albuquerque?