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Coming Soon! Balloon Fiesta & Rail Pass

balloon fiesta 2015 smAvoid the traffic and parking headaches and take the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to the most colorful event in the world! The New Mexico Rail Runner Express has partnered with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to create a special Balloon Fiesta & Rail Pass, available for both weekends of the Fiesta.

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Albuquerque Rapid Transit Could Transform Public Transportation

art atriscoThe Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project, a proposed 10-mile, above-ground mass transit line on Central Avenue from Coors to Louisiana, is more than a public transportation project. It is also a transformative economic development project for the entire city.

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Rail Runner Bike Tour - Sunday, August 16

nmrx bike tour 2015 logo smThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express is hosting the 4th Annual Rail Runner Bike Tour on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The 38-mile tour will kick-off at 7:00 a.m. at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, and follows a course from Mountain Road along the scenic Paseo del Bosque Trail to the North Diversion Channel Trail and back to the hotel.

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RFP: MRCOG 2016 Regional Digital Orthophotography and Digital Elevation Project

RFPThe Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) invites qualified individuals / firms to submit proposals to provide Digital Orthophotography Services. Proposals are due August 7, 2015 5:00 p.m. (MST).

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The Santa Fe Railyard: Your Destination for Summer Fun

railyard festivalMovies. Music. Food. Beer. Shopping. All of this and more can be found at the bustling Santa Fe Railyard. Just steps from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Santa Fe Depot station, the Santa Fe Railyard is the perfect destination for a relaxing day trip or an evening of entertainment. With trains operating seven days a week, visitors can easily and comfortably access the Railyard and all of its unique summer, and year-round, offerings via the Rail Runner.

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More Than 50,000 Books Collected for Children

book drive 1Statistics show that children who are read to at an early age will have an easier time learning to read, and will enjoy reading more. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is proud to have continued our sponsorship of the annual Read to Me Book Drive, an effort that puts books into the hands of children in our community. The 2015 book drive was hugely successful, with more than 50,000 books collected and distributed.

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VA Veterans Can Get a Free Annual Pass

train in cloudsOn November 11, 2014, Veteran’s Day, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District launched a pilot program honoring our veterans by providing them with free access to public transportation. Through the Veterans Transportation Initiative (VTI) program, veterans with a VA Card can receive an annual pass to ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express for free.

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Rail Runner Honors Heroes in New Mexico

red cross heroThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express was proud to help recognize local heroes during the annual American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast. On June 6, 2015, fourteen New Mexicans were presented with medals for their unselfish and heroic actions during this special recognition event. Jay Faught, Marketing Manager for Rio Metro Regional Transit District and the Rail Runner, had the honor of presenting a medal to Raul Candelaria, one of the celebrated heroes.

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A Summer of Fun on Civic Plaza

civic plaza 1Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza is sizzling this summer with several hot new events. Civic Plaza Presents has combined new fun with some of our favorite ongoing festivities to bring quality entertainment downtown six days a week. And the best part – the plaza is just a quick walk from the Downtown ABQ Rail Runner station!

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More Transportation Options from the Santa Fe Depot

santa fe pickupThe Santa Fe Pick-Up has been providing free shuttle service around the downtown area, Canyon Road and Museum Hill for years. Starting in May 2015, the shuttle began providing additional service with access to downtown Santa Fe, hotels, museums, the Railyard, and, of course, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

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Funding Sought for "Innovation Central"

innovation centralThe Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) has partnered with the City of Albuquerque, the NM Department of Transportation and the University of New Mexico to request funding for “Innovation Central.” Innovation Central is a project aimed at improving pedestrian connections between the Alvarado Transportation Center in Downtown Albuquerque, and the surrounding employment, education and service destinations. The project includes improvements to the Rail Runner tracks, signalization and communications systems, and the Downtown Albuquerque station. Funding for Innovation Central has been requested through the US Department of Transportation’s TIGER grant program.

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