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Seniors Ride Free This February!

free senior wed webSeniors Ages 62+ Can Ride Free Wednesdays After 9 a.m.
Seniors are invited to explore Central New Mexico by rail for free this February. Every Wednesday of the month, seniors age 62+ can ride any New Mexico Rail Runner Express train after 9 a.m. at no cost. This special promotion will give residents and visitors the opportunity to explore locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque using public transportation.

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Destination: Santa Fe

destination santa feSpecial Train Fares and Discounts at Santa Fe Restaurants This February.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is featuring special train fares and collaborating with Santa Fe restaurants to offer our riders dining discounts during the month of February. On every Friday and Saturday of the month, passengers can ride select trains for only $1. The train times work perfectly for those who are looking for a unique travel and dining experience in Santa Fe, or who just want to spend some time in the City Different. Take a friend, take a date, or go as a group! This is a great way to enjoy an evening on the town without breaking the bank.

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Annual Children's Book Drive Begins February 15

book driveThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express is proud to continue our partnership with the annual Read to Me Book Drive. From February 15 to March 31, 2016, Albuquerque area businesses are accepting donations of new and gently used children’s books. Rail Runner employees have participated in the book drive for several years by donating books as well as helping with the planning of the book drive and book distribution.

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RFB: Sandoval County Transit Yard Parking Lot Modifications Project

rfb request bidsThe Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) invites qualified individuals / firms to submit proposals to provide Sandoval County Transit Yard Parking Lot Modifications Project.

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Out of the Driver’s Seat and Loves It

phillis worthy profileAs a conductor and engineer at Amtrak for 20 years, Phillis Worthy said she almost felt invisible to train riders. These days, as a transportation supervisor, Worthy is out there, front and center, as the smiling happy face of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. She greets patrons, talks to the crew and listens to riders who have mostly wonderful things to say about New Mexico’s 9-year-old commuter train.

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Job Opening: Rio Metro Operator / Bus Driver

Job Opportunity SmallThe 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. 

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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 now 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 our South Capitol Station to begin your adventure!

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Oh Baby! “Rail Runner Was There for Us”

baby haiden smBianca Gachupin started having problems with her pregnancy nearly three months before her due date. Her stress and worry about her baby’s health came full circle when she delivered baby Haiden Braylee in March, nearly 13 weeks premature.

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Veterans Annual Pass Program Extended

train in cloudsDue to an overwhelming response to a pilot program giving veterans with a VA Medical card an annual pass to ride the train for free, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is extending the program. Nearly 5,000 New Mexico veterans have signed up and received a pass since the pilot program was launched one year ago, and more than 28,000 free rides have been given to veterans on the train.

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Coming Soon! Mobile Ticketing App

app teaserThe Rio Metro Regional Transit District is working with a private contractor to develop a new mobile ticketing app for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Soon, passengers will be able to use this app to purchase tickets, check the status of the train and more. In addition to the new app, the Rail Runner will also introduce a new, easy to use, online ticketing system. 

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New Mountain Trail Route “Almost as Good as Green Chile”

ncrtd mountain trail first rider 2Freddy Vargas spent four days and three nights hiking the Winsor Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest this September. And he got there using only public transportation and his own two feet.

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