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All Aboard for Success Career Fair Sept. 22

career fair imageThe New Mexico Rail Runner Express and New Mexico Workforce Connection are collaborating to host a multi-industry job fair. The All Aboard for Success Career Fair will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Mexico Workforce Connection office in Albuquerque. There will be 40 participating employers with hundreds of job openings. The first 100 attendees will receive a free Rail Runner day pass.

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Job Opening: Advertising Specialist

Job Opportunity SmallThe Mid-Region Council of Governments/Rio Metro Regional Transit District is seeking an Advertising Specialist.

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Job Opening: Transportation/Land Use Modeler

Job Opportunity SmallThe Mid-Region Council of Governments has a mid-level position to operate the CUBE travel demand model and UrbanSim land use model.

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Expanded Train Service for the Mountain West Brew Fest

brew fest 2016 2Visitors 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 3 and 4, 2016 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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Special Trains and Times for Zozobra

zozobra 2016 smOn Friday, September 2, 2016 the New Mexico Rail Runner Express will adjust the train schedule to allow people to attend the 92nd 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. Buses will take passengers from the South Capitol Station to Ft. Marcy Park, and then back to the station after the celebration.

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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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Santa Fe’s Summer Festivals & Exhibits

sf indian marketFrom Lowriders to Indian Market, there’s so much to see and do in Santa Fe this month. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express can get you to the unique events, exhibits and art markets happening in August and beyond.

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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.

 

 

Fun Facts | Passenger Stories | Celebrations | Partners

10 Fun Facts

To commemorate our 10 year anniversary, here are 10 fun facts about the New Mexico Rail Runner Express:

1 red border  9,849,465: Total number of passengers

2 red border  337,839: Total number of bicycle boardings

3 red border  54,829: Total number of PNA boardings (Passengers Needing Assistance)

4 red border  Over 400 Million: Number of passenger miles taken off area roadways

5 red border  136: Total number of bicycle lockers at NMRX stations

6 red border  70: Number of buses connecting to the train between Taos and Socorro

7 red border  7,531: Number of people that have taken the train for a field trip as a group since January 2014

8 red border  54,950: Number of trips taken by veterans using their free pass since November 11, 2014

9 red border  83: Number of public appearances by Trax, the Rail Runner mascot, since May 2, 2014

Passenger Stories 

In honor of our 10 year anniversary, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express asked our passengers to submit stories about how the train has been a part of their lives. Ten stories were selected by a panel of judges, and excerpts from the winning stories are being featured on our website.

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How We Celebrated

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express held a new conference at our Montaño Station. Speakers included transportation officials as well as people who have been involved with operations of the Rail Runner throughout the past decade. We also presented the 10 passengers who won our story contest with their prize packages during the event. View pictures from the event >>

Also, From July 18-22, Rail Runner employees, along with several of our Smart Business Partners, had information tables and giveaways at various stations along the rail corridor. We encouraged our passengers to stop by to say hi and pick up some fun anniversary goodies.

Thank You to Our Partners

Thank you to the following organizations for contributing to the success of our events:

 

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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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Your Connection to Hiking, Biking and Camping in Santa Fe

mountain trails bus ncrtdPlanning a trip up to the Santa Fe National Forest this summer? Take the train! Beginning on July 1, 2016, New Mexico Rail Runner Express passengers can connect to the North Central Regional Transit District’s (NCRTD) Mountain Trail route bus for access to hiking, biking, picnicking, camping, and more.

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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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