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Job Opening: Rio Metro Operator/Bus Driver

job-opportunity-logoThe Mid-Region Council of Governments/Rio Metro Regional Transit District (MRCOG/RMRTD) seeks professional(s) to transport passengers for curb to curb and fixed route bus service in the Valencia County offices. Under direct supervision of the Transit Manager, operates public transit buses, collects fares, transports passengers, secures wheelchairs of passengers with disabilities and performs safety inspection of bus equipment. Successful candidates will provides service in a courteous, safe and timely manner, while conforming to all applicable state and federal laws as they relate to passenger bus transportation. Candidates must be able to exercise sound judgment in stressful situations.


Book Signing and Costume Contest for Families

book-club-germaine-eventThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express is excited to launch the NMRX Book Club and its first signature event. Join us on Saturday, October 25, 2014 for the book signing of Germaine, The Beetle. Author Janice M. Lovato, from Los Alamos, will ride the train from Santa Fe to the Downtown ABQ Station and back. The event will also include a costume contest and activities for children.


RFP: Insurance Broker Services

RFPThe Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) invite qualified firms to submit proposals to provide Insurance Broker Services. Proposals are due November 11, 2014, 12:00 p.m. (MDT). Links to the RFP and draft contract are available below.


RFP: Contract Bus Service


The Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) invites qualified individuals and firms to submit proposals to provide contracted bus services for the RMRTD service area.  Proposals are due November 13, 2014, 12:00 p.m. (MST).


Employee Profile: Meet Karissa

karissa-smallKarissa Offutt has lived all over the country, and even outside of the United States. However, Karissa, who was born in New Mexico, is happy to once again call the Land of Enchantment home. Nine months ago, after trying to get on board as a Ticket Agent with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express for more than two years, she received a call informing her that a position had opened up and she was offered the job. Karissa left New Jersey, where she was working as a substitute teacher, and made the three day drive to New Mexico to accept the position.


New Weekend Bus Service Connects Rail Runner to Jemez

jemez-smallThe Pueblo of Jemez began operating a new weekend bus route this September, providing free round-trip public transportation between the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Sandoval / US 550 station and Valles Caldera National Preserve. This new route will offer people greater opportunity to access Jemez Pueblo, the Village of Jemez and the Valles Caldera.


Rio Metro Wins Five Regional Marketing Awards

swta-awards-2014-smallThe Rio Metro Regional Transit District Marketing and Customer Service Department received five marketing awards this September from the South West Transit Association - more than any other transit organization! The awards were presented to Jay Faught, Rio Metro Marketing Manager, on September 16, 2014 during the Spotlight Awards Ceremony in Norman, Oklahoma.


Film Industry Shines Light on the Rail Runner

better-call-saulThe film industry continues to take New Mexico by storm. And what other iconic brand would be more appropriate than the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to show the world how beautiful our state really is?


Update: Safety Improvements & Train Delays

rr-crossingSafety Update as of August 27, 2014
The Rio Metro Regional Transit District continues to work with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) to work on safety upgrades at several crossings in Santa Fe and two others north of Belen. The work has already begun and will continue for approximately the next 60 days causing some trains to be delayed.


Rio Metro Increases Security Patrols

security-1Beginning in August, Rio Metro will increase the number of security officers patrolling station parking lots and boarding Rail Runner trains. As part of the agreement with Herzog Transit Services to operate the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, they will add additional security officers to their contract with International Strategic Partners.


3rd Annual Rail Runner Bike Tour a Success!


Rio Metro Regional Transit District, in conjunction with TCR Productions, hosted the 3rd annual New Mexico Rail Runner Express Bike Tour on Sunday, August 17. More than 170 participants took advantage of the beautiful day to ride 40 miles along the Bosque trail.


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