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Holiday Party Brought Together Seniors from Albuquerque, Pueblos

senior holiday party 2016 1 smIn mid-December, nearly 200 seniors from Albuquerque and four surrounding Pueblos gathered at the Los Volcanes Senior Center for a one-of-a-kind holiday party. The party was the culmination of a year’s worth of visits between members of the Albuquerque, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, Zia and Isleta Pueblo senior centers as part of the Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s Senior Exchange Program.

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Changes to Sandoval County Bus Routes

route 201Effective Monday, December 5, 2016, the following changes will go into effect for Rio Metro’s Sandoval County bus routes:

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Take the Train to Ski and Play in Santa Fe!

skier smTake the train to ski and play in Santa Fe this season. With one easy bus connection, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express can connect you to Ski Santa Fe, the Santa Fe National Forrest, Ten Thousand Waves and various points downtown including several hotels. Ride the train north and catch the new North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) Mountain Trail bus at the South Capitol Station to begin your adventure!

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Meet Josh, Materials Supervisor for the Rail Runner

staff profile josh brennanAlthough a large part of Josh Brennan’s job is keeping the New Mexico Rail Runner Express running, an equally large part is getting it to stop.

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BICI Bike Share an Overwhelming Success!

bici downtown central stationIn the fall of 2014, Downtown ABQ MainStreet Initiative applied for and received a $15k grant from PNM to plan and implement a pilot bikeshare program in downtown Albuquerque. Upon news of a bikeshare program, businesses reached out expressing financial support for the program. And so, what was going to be about 5-10 bicycles grew to 65!

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Job Opening: Rio Metro Operator/Bus Driver - 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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Mobile Ticketing App Now Available

app teaserThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express now has an official ticketing app. The app, which is available for both iPhone and Android, will allow passengers to purchase tickets, check the status of the train, view the schedule, and more. In addition to the app, the Rail Runner has also introduced a new, easy to use, online ticketing system.

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10 Years of Commuter Rail Service

10 year anniv logo smJuly 2016 marked 10 years of commuter rail service in New Mexico. Over the past decade, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express has transformed public transportation in our state, providing access to areas as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro. We celebrated this exciting milestone with events and giveaways for passengers along the rail corridor.

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Jose S. Lovato - A 10 Year Commuter

jose lovato webJose S. Lovato is no stranger to public transportation. In fact, he has been riding the New Mexico Rail Runner Express since its second week of public operation. A resident of the Village of Los Lunas, Lovato has been using the train and connecting buses to get to his job in Albuquerque for the past 10 years.

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Meet Our 10th Anniversay Story Contest Winners

rr 1In honor of our 10 year anniversary, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express asked our passengers to submit stories online about how the train has been a part of their lives. Ten stories were selected by a panel of judges. Read excerpts from these stories and lean more about your fellow passengers!

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Santo Domingo’s Transit-Oriented Housing Project

On May 25, the Ssanto domingo 1anto Domingo Tribal Housing Authority (SDTHA) broke ground on the Domingo Housing Project, an affordable development that is part of a larger housing master plan to transform the Pueblo into a rural transit-oriented development. The Domingo Housing Project is located within walking distance of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Kewa Station.

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