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Albuquerque Progress Report
Public Infrastructure

The community is adequately and effciently served with well-planned, coordinated, and maintained infrastructure.

Albuquerque Solar Panels

Why is this goal important?

For a community to function, develop and prosper, basic infrastructure such as water systems, transportation and communication networks must serve its citizens' daily and changing needs. Without these structures, new developments can become burdensome on a society's quality of life and impede future growth.

What are desired community conditions?

By design, the goal areas are broad, so we've further clarified them with positively worded statements called "desired community conditions." These are statements that describe specifically what conditions would exist if the respective goal is achieved. For example, under the goal area called "Human and Family Development," a desired community condition is for Albuquerque to have "Educated, Literate, and Skilled Residents". Below are a list of indicators to measure progress on these desired community conditions.

What can we tell from the data?

  • Commuter travel time delay is the extra travel time during peak periods (6-9 am, 4-7 pm) when compared to non-peak travel times. While Albuquerque has remained fairly stable, the commuter time improved from 37 to 36 annual hours delay in 2014.
  • System water loss includes real and apparent losses. Real loss is due to leakages. Apparent loss is water unbilled, meter inaccuracies, and data handling errors. From 2011 to 2015, real and apparent losses combined declined from 8.2 percent to 4.5 percent.
  • With 278 days of sunshine a year, Albuquerque is one of the sunniest places in the country and is poised to take advantage of alternative energy sources, like solar power. PNM is meeting the current 15 percent state goal of energy sales generated by renewable energy in 2015 and is on track to meet the state goal of 20 percent by 2020.
  • The average internet download speed is measured in megabits per second (Mbps) and uses recent speed survey and test results on publicly available broadband infrastructure. The average download speed for Albuquerque has increased to 52 Mbps in 2016, which is up sharply from 23 in 2015 and up from around 10 Mbps in 2011. Albuquerque is now about in the middle of its peers and above the U.S. average. As part of the ART project, the City will be installing ten miles of dark fiber for the use by service providers to supply high-speed broadband to businesses and residences from Coors to Louisiana Boulevards. This will add to the capacity and increase the options for increased broadband in our City.

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