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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. 

Jun 15

Meet Trax, the Loveable Rail Runner Roadrunner

Posted on June 15, 2022 at 9:09 AM by Riann Martinez

You may think a 6-foot-tall roadrunner might be a little imposing. Scary even. But Trax, the official mascot of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, is the exact opposite. “Kids love him. Adults love him. It’s interesting to see how many people want to take selfies with him when he is at an event,” says Allyne Clarke, Marketing Director for the Rio Metro Regional Transit District. 

Learn how Trax engages with the community, promotes rail safety, and how you can schedule him for a presentation or community event.

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May 11

Celebrate Biking with Area Events and Rides

Posted on May 11, 2022 at 8:58 AM by Riann Martinez

May is National Bike Month – a time to celebrate biking as a form of transportation and recreation. From photo contests to repair clinics to group rides, there’s no shortage of cycling events for all ages and skill levels in the upcoming weeks. Check out some of the great activities that you can participate in across central New Mexico.

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Apr 20

Marie Morra: Volunteer and Community Connector

Posted on April 20, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

April is a time to acknowledge those who give their time and energy during National Volunteer Month. Rio Metro would like to recognize one of its own: Marie Morra, a long-time employee and selfless community volunteer. 

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