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Public Meetings for Rio Metro's Strategic Vision

people trainThis September, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District is hosting public meetings about our long-term Strategic Vision. The meetings will take place in Sandoval, Valencia and Bernalillo Counties. You are invited to join us to learn about the vision and tell us what you hope the future of transit holds.

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Rio Metro's Sandoval County Office Moving

bus rio ranchoOn Tuesday, September 1, 2015, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District's Sandoval County Office will be housed in a new location. We are moving from our existing location at the Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho to 1500 Idalia Rd. NE, Building C, in Bernalillo. Our new office is located near the Sandoval County Judicial Complex off of NM 528.

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4th Annual Rail Runner Bike Tour a Success!

bike tour 2015If you missed it, you missed a good event! The New Mexico Rail Runner Express hosted its 4th Annual Bike Tour on Sunday, August 16, 2015. The 38-mile tour kicked offed at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, followed a course along Paseo del Bosque Trail to the North Diversion Channel Trail and back to the hotel. Great music, refreshments, delicious burritos, and fabulous giveaways kept everyone entertained. And of course, Trax, the Rail Runner Mascot, was being snapped everywhere.

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Special Trains and Times for Zozobra

zozobra-2013On Friday, September 4, 2015 the New Mexico Rail Runner Express will adjust the train schedule to allow people to attend the 91st Annual Burning of Zozobra. Passengers traveling to Santa Fe for the event can take advantage of a later post-event departure time, as well as the addition of a second late-night southbound train. Combined, the two five-car train sets can seat more than 1,400 passengers.

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Expanded Train Service for the Mountain West Brew Fest

mwbrewfest logo cropVisitors to the Mountain West Brew Fest in Bernalillo this Labor Day Weekend can take advantage of additional train service to the event. Extra trains will be operating on September 5 and 6, 2015 to accommodate festival-goers. People taking the train can catch a free shuttle from the Sandoval Co./US 550 Station, or take a short walk to the event.

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Now Available! 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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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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