Beginning Monday, February 10, 2014 passengers can leave their paper tickets behind! Nearly two years ago, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express began accepting mobile e-tickets on the train. But those transferring to a bus had to print the ticket and show it to a bus driver to make the free transfer. That process will now be a thing of the past.
Train passengers will now be able to show their valid mobile e-ticket on their smart phone to any Rio Metro, ABQ RIDE or Santa Fe Trails bus driver for a free transfer.
“More and more people are using mobile phones to purchase their train tickets,” says Rio Metro Marketing Manager Jay Faught. “However, since nearly half of all train passengers use a bus at some point in their commute, most passengers still have been printing their tickets at home or buying them on the train. With this change, we expect to see a significant increase in mobile ticket usage.”