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Discounted State Fair Pass Includes Transportation

nmsf-ferriswheelThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express has partnered with the New Mexico State Fair and ABQ RIDE on the first ever New Mexico State Fair presale ticket. Beginning on Friday, August 15, the Enchantment Day Pass will be on sale at all New Mexico Walgreens locations. The pass will not only get you discounted admission to the Fair, it will also get you one free ride on the Rail Runner, and one free round-trip ABQ RIDE bus ride from the Downtown ABQ Rail Runner station to the Fair and back on any one day from September 10-21, 2014.

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Expanded Train Service for the New Mexico Wine Festival

webwineVisitors to the 27th Annual New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo can once again take advantage of additional train service to this popular Labor Day Weekend event. Extra trains will be operating from Saturday, August 30 to Monday, September 1, 2014 to accommodate festival-goers. Just as in years past, 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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Rail Runner Bike Tour - Sunday, August 17

nmrx-bike-tour-logo-2014The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is hosting the 3rd Annual Rail Runner Bike Tour on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Albuquerque. The 40 mile tour will kick-off at 6:30 am at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, and follow a course from Mountain Road along the scenic Paseo del Bosque Trail to Alameda, and back to the hotel. Register now to secure your space!

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Bus Rapid Transit Update

brt-prototype-exampleBus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a reliable, frequent and effortless type of transit where buses travel in dedicated lanes throughout the city, allowing them to operate with little to no interference from other traffic. The Rio Metro Regional Transit District and the City of Albuquerque are pursuing BRT along Central Ave. and University Blvd. as two parts of one system, and are exploring future expansions to Paseo del Norte and other corridors.

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Ride, Text & Win - Thank You for Participating!

hinkle-bdayThis July, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express partnered with Hinkle Family Fun Center to give away a prize a day for 21 days to our riders, as well as three weekly prizes. Passengers simply needed to text in the key word of the day that appeared on the train’s television monitors. Daily prize winners received two Rail Runner Play Passes, and three weekly prize winners received two Unlimited Play Passes. We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our riders, and congratulations to the winners!

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Eight Years of Building Community

bookdrive3Since our inception eight years ago, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express has worked to build relationships with organizations in our community that focus on safety, education, health and volunteerism. Many of these relationships have turned in to long-term partnerships, with Rail Runner staff serving on committees and becoming involved with community outreach and volunteer efforts. Just this past year, Rail Runner staff has been involved with a book drive, community events, safety outreach and more.

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Rio Metro Wins Six International Awards

comm-award-multipleThe International Academy of Visual Arts honored Rio Metro with six marketing awards in May 2014. With over 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.

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National Train Day 2014 Was a Huge Success!

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The Rio Metro Regional Transit District would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make National Train Day 2014 a huge success. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, community partners and local businesses, more than 5,000 attendees enjoyed an afternoon of family fun.

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Trip Planning Now Available Through Google

google-map-smallPlanning your trip on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is now easier than ever. Web mapping service provider, Google, has added Rio Metro’s Rail Runner and commuter buses to its transit database. Passengers can type their destination location and arrival or departure times into the web based program and their computers or smart phones will map out a step by step transit route to take.

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Security Officers on the Rail Runner

security-small2You may start noticing some new faces on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Starting Monday, March 31st, security officers will begin working for the Rio Metro Regional Transit District to provide an extra level of safety for train passengers and crews. Herzog Transit Services, the operating contractor for the Rail Runner, recently hired International Strategic Partners for a pilot project to have eight security officers patrol various trains, platforms and parking lots.

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Free Casino Shuttles Meet the Rail Runner

casino-shuttleCasinos have become a popular destination for local New Mexicans as well as visitors to the state. In addition to offering entertainment, they also provide employment for hundreds of New Mexico residents. With free connecting shuttles to five casinos in central New Mexico, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is an easy way for visitors and employees alike to access these casinos for work or play.

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