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Welcome to the Rio Metro Regional Transit District Blog! Here you will find resources and information related to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, Rio Metro's bus services, public transportation, transit safety, special events and more. 

Nov 16

Riding for the Fun of It: Senior Trips on the Train

Posted on November 16, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

If you’ve taken the Rail Runner on a Wednesday recently, you might notice more smiling faces on the train than normal. People traveling in pairs and groups out to enjoy a day of leisure.  

Earlier this year, Rio Metro extended the Seniors Ride Free on Wednesdays program to folks age 60 and over. Marie Morra, Marketing Specialist for Rio Metro, saw this as an opportunity to work with local organizations serving seniors to get them onboard with using transit. Read about how she has brought several groups on the train for fun day trips between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. 

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Oct 19

Meet Our Outstanding Employees

Posted on October 19, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

Each year, the Mid-Region Council of Governments recognizes an outstanding employee from each of its divisions for going above and beyond expectations. Individuals are nominated by their peers and celebrated during an annual employee event. 

This year, five staff members were presented with MRCOG Peer Recognition Awards in September. Meet the winners below and find out why their colleagues nominated them. 

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Sep 21

Celebrating 50 Years of Rail Safety

Posted on September 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

Have you seen the yellow and black Amtrak locomotive travel though New Mexico – or anywhere else in the US? Its bright coloring and bold message of “See TRACKS? Think TRAIN!” is hard to miss. The train was released into service in January of this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit organization dedicated to rail safety and education.  

“We’ve been observing our anniversary all year long,” said Jennifer DeAngelis, Director of Communications and Marketing for Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI). 

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