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Job Opening: Operator/Bus Driver in Valencia County

Job Opportunity SmallThe Mid-Region Council of Governments/Rio Metro Regional Transit District (MRCOG/RMRTD) seeks professional to transport passengers for curb-to-curb and fixed route bus service in the Valencia County offices.

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RFB: Full Service Banquet Facility for Event

rfb request bidsThe Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) invites qualified firms to submit bids to provide a full-service banquet facility to provide accommodations and on-site catering services for an Annual Banquet. Bids are due June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM (MDT).

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Employee Profile: Meet Sheldon

sheldon trujillo smSheldon Trujillo got maximum value out of an internship he had with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express about six years ago. A year later, an opportunity came up to be full-time, and he is grateful and proud to be part of the Rail Runner team for the past five years.

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Students Take the Train for a Teambuilding Tour

student fieldtrip 2 smOn Saturday, April 9, a group of 19 high school students and their chaperones took the New Mexico Rail Runner Express from downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe for a unique cultural and educational field trip. The students, who all participate in a program called Upward Bound Math & Science, went on a geocaching leadership and teambuilding tour of the City Different.

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Rail Runner Partners with Local Veterans Centers

vic 1 smAs the New Mexico Rail Runner Express approaches its 10 year anniversary this July, we are looking back at the many programs and partnerships that have developed over the years. One program that stands out is the Veterans Pass, which gives veterans with a VHIC (VA card) an annual pass to ride the train. Through this program, we have developed an extensive list of community partners. One of those partners, the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers (VIC), also happens to be celebrating a 10 year anniversary.

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Miss Indian World Visits With Rail Runner Passengers

miss indian world on train 1 smOn Tuesday, April 26, Cheyenne Brady, Miss Indian World 2015, rode the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and visited with passengers along the way. Ms. Brady was in Albuquerque to help kick-off the 2016 Gathering of Nations Powwow.

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Thank You for Sharing Your Stories!

first locomotiveThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express will be celebrating 10 years of service on July 14, 2016. We asked people who have been riding for all 10 years to let us know how the Rail Runner has been part of your life. Thank you to everyone who submitted a story!

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Dignitaries Ride the Train; Learn About Regional Transportation

consulate ride 1 smThis March, dignitaries from the Mexican Consulate and New Mexico’s Hispanic Heritage Committee rode the New Mexico Rail Runner Express from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and back. During the ride, participants learned about our regional public transportation system. Rail Runner staff was on hand to talk about the train and how people can use it to travel to destinations as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro via our more than 60 bus connections.

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Rio Metro Receives Certificates of Recognition

van purchase smThe Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) and RMRTD Assistant Transit Director Elizabeth Carter were presented with certificates of recognition from the Pueblo of Zuni during the February RMRTD board meeting. The certificates, which acknowledged Carter and Rio Metro for valuable contribution and support, were presented by the Pueblo of Zuni’s Lt. Governor Birdena Sanchez and Councilwoman Virginia Chavez.

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Montaño Station Home to a Little Free Library

little free library smIf you’re a regular at the Montaño Transit Center and Rail Runner Station, you might have seen it, but not really noticed it or realized what it was. The three brown pillars in the northeast corner of the parking lot look like they could be a piece of public art. Or maybe part of the station’s infrastructure. But upon closer inspection, they actually serve as one of Bernalillo County’s Little Free Libraries.

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Senior Exchange Program Creates Partnerships, Friendships

senior exchange program smLunch, tours, games, dancing, and of course, a train ride, are just some of the things that seniors from Albuquerque, Cochiti Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo experienced last month. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express partnered with the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs, Cochiti Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo to host a unique program for seniors this February. The Senior Exchange Program gave patrons from two of Albuquerque’s Senior Centers the opportunity to visit Senior Centers at Santo Domingo Pueblo and Cochiti Pueblo, and vice versa. Participants used the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and vans from the senior centers to travel between Albuquerque and the Pueblos.

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