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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. 

Mar 15

Rio Metro’s G2 Team Goes the Distance

Posted on March 15, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

Rio Metro's Facilities and Maintenance Crew, the G2 Team (short for Go To), keeps the New Mexico Rail Runner Express stations and parking lots, as well as all Rio Metro bus stops, clean and safe. This includes regular maintenance like garbage removal, weeding, graffiti removal, and fixing lighting, as well as other duties as assigned, such as transporting passengers when an incident occurs with the train. “It’s not a glamour job, but we enjoy it,” says Crew Supervisor Yosh Akutagawa. Continue reading to learn about the G2 Team and how they work tirelessly to maintain passenger safety at our stops and stations. 

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Feb 08

Job Access Transportation Program: A Success Story

Posted on February 8, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

Transportation can be a major barrier to employment. Rio Metro’s Job Access Transportation Program (Job Access) was developed to overcome transportation obstacles and help people get work or retain employment. Albuquerque resident Fabian Chavez is one of the most recent Job Access success stories. Learn about how his participation in the program helped him save up enough money to take care of his own transportation needs. 

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Jan 12

18 Fascinating Facts About the New Mexico Rail Runner Express

Posted on January 12, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express has become one of New Mexico’s notable icons with its sweeping stylized roadrunner on the outside. It carries commuters, students, senior citizens, leisure passengers, and tourists to destinations far and wide. Find out some fun facts about the train and learn more about what the Rail Runner has to offer. 

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