Safety is the number one priority for Rio Metro and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Meet some of our staff and find out their tips for staying safe around trains and railroad tracks.
Terry Doyle, DirectorRio Metro Regional Transit District
Terry's Safety Tip: As an agency, safety is our number one priority. Always remember, the train can’t see you and it can’t stop on a dime.
Gilberto Melgarejo, General ManagerHerzog Transit Services, Inc.
Gil's Safety Tip: Safety is no accident.
Stephanie Paiz, Program Support CoordinatorRio Metro Regional Transit District
Stephanie's Safety Tip: Being on the tracks is trespassing.It is both dangerous and illegal.
Vincent Garcia, Track SupervisorHerzog Transit Services, Inc.
Vincent's Safety Tip: Don’t park on the track when you come to a road crossing. A train or a hi-rail vehicle can come at any time.
Rio Metro Marketing StaffMarketing Staff Safety Tip: Don’t be distracted. Stay focused, stay alive!
Rio Metro Customer Service StaffCustomer Service Safety Tip: Always be aware of your surroundings.
Robert Gonzales, Operations ManagerRio Metro Regional Transit District
Robert's Safety Tip: Don't get hurt; stay alert.
Matthew Stone, Operations SupervisorRio Metro Regional Transit District
Matthew's Safety Tip: Always be aware of your surroundings around the tracks. Even standing railroad cars can move at any time.
James Breiterman, Senior Train DispatcherRio Metro Regional Transit District
James's Safety Tip: If the gate arms are down at a railroad crossing, do not drive around them. Even if you don’t see a train.
Josh Brennan, Materials SupervisorHerzog Transit Services, Inc.
Josh's Safety Tip: Always stay off the tracks, and look for approaching trains.
Trax, New Mexico Rail Runner Express MascotTrax's Safety Tip: Look, Listen, Live!
Rio Metro Operations StaffOperations Staff Safety Tip: Always be alert and stay behind the yellow lines at train stations.