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NMTA Honors State Rep. Bobby Gonzales

on September 28, 2017 - 7:42am
NMTA President Anthony Mortillaro presents Rep. Bobby Gonzalez with a model bus as Gonzales is honored by the NMTA for his untiring efforts to champion public transportation in the State of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
NMTA News:
The New Mexico Transit Association (NMTA), has honored New Mexico State Rep. Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales for his untiring efforts to champion public transportation, at its quarterly meeting Sept. 21 in Taos.
Upon presenting the award to Gonzales, who chairs the New Mexico House of Representatives Transportation, Public Works and Capital Improvements Committee, NMTA President Anthony Mortillaro said, “Gonzales fights for all New Mexicans who use public and private transit. He carried NMTA’s ‘yield to bus’ legislation earlier this year, which passed both houses of the Legislature, but was pocket-vetoed by the Governor. The legislation would have required drivers to yield the right-of-way to a transit bus when an illuminated sign was displayed in the rear window and the bus was attempting to move into traffic.”
NMTA is the collective voice for public and private transportation providers in both rural and urban areas. NMTA has been advocating for state funding to help with operational costs, and to provide for the purchase of facilities and vehicles for transit programs.
Rep. Gonzales has served 22 years in the New Mexico House of Representatives and comes from a family that has been involved in transportation in northern New Mexico for many years. Gonzales is a retired educator.