Rio Metro Strategic Vision

About the Long-Term Strategic Vision

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) and our partners have developed a bold, forward-thinking, consensus vision for transit's future role in the Albuquerque region.

Our Mission

Rio Metro collaborates to provide safe, accessible, efficient, and innovative transportation services for the benefit of our diverse local communities and the regional economy.

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Our Vision

Rio Metro is a leader moving our region forward, connecting our diverse residents and communities, and supporting sustainable prosperity.

Core Themes

The following six core themes are included in the plan and will help guide future RMRTD activities to help achieve the mission:

  • Exceptional Customer Experience - Our customers come first in all we do
  • Transformative Regional Services - We provide a range of services to meet our region's diverse needs
  • Strong Transit-Centered Communities - Our services help shape our communities for the better
  • Sound Financial Stewardship - We are good stewards of the public resources entrusted to us
  • Innovative Programs and Partnerships - We think outside the box and seek collaboration always
  • Industry-Leading Knowledge and Practice - Our people take pride in leading the region forward
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The project started in October 2014; the vision and initial strategies were adopted by the RMRTD Board of Directors in November 2015. Based on the Vision framework developed and vetted by the RMRTD Board members and key stakeholders, Rio Metro technical staff developed a list of potential implementation tactics to achieve the vision. There are 60 potential implementation tactics that may be pursued over the next 20 years. To help provide focus to near-term implementation efforts, 26 priority implementation tactics were identified that could be pursued as immediate next steps in the next five years.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the Long-Term Strategic Vision, please email Tony Sylvester or call 505-247-1750.

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