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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Rio Metro Bus Service Updates

Rio Metro Bus Updates

Rio Metro bus service in Sandoval and Valencia Counties has taken measures to ensure that those who need public transit most, will continue to be able to access it. 

In an effort to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and riders of Rio Met...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Rail Runner Passenger Service Resumes

Rail Runner Passenger Service Resumes

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express resumed passenger service on Monday, March 8, 2021. Officials of Rio Metro Regional Transit District are following the guidelines set out by the State to reopen commuter rail service on a limited basis. 

The trai...

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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: April 5, 2021

New Program Offers Free Transit Options

Access Spotlight

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District has launched a new program called Rio Metro ACCESS, which provides free transportation options for New Mexico residents who are receiving employment, housing, personal stability assistance, and other activities to i...

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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Safe and Healthy Travel

Safe and Health Travel

New Mexico Rail Runner Express

New Mexico Rail Runner Express resumes passenger service on March 8, 2021. Learn More

Train Capacity: Trains will be operating at a 25% capacity (160 seats per train). If the train reaches capacity, passengers will no...

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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Blog Post: Transit Operator Appreciation Day

Transit Operator Appreciation Day Rio Metro

March 18, 2021 is Transit Operator Appreciation Day. Meet some of Rio Metro’s outstanding employees, and help us thank the bus and train operators that keep our passengers moving safely throughout central New Mexico!

Meet the Operators

Deanna Gonz...

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Metro Spotlight
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Rio Metro Temporarily Eliminates Bus Fares

Bus Fares temporarily eliminated

Effective Tuesday, March 17, Rio Metro Regional Transit District buses and Dial-a-Ride services in Valencia and Sandoval Counties will be fare-free until further notice. 

In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this will reduce ca...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

New Program Offers Free Transit Options

Access Spotlight

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District has launched a new program called Rio Metro ACCESS, which provides free transportation options for New Mexico residents who are receiving employment, housing, personal stability assistance, and other activities to i...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Child riding a bike

Have a dusty kid's bike in the garage? Donate it to a great cause!

April 9-11, 2021 Free Bikes 4 Kidz, presented by UPS, will host its first annual bike donation event in the Rio Grande Valley. Drop off your donation of a used child or adult size ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Meet Deanna Gonzales, Rio Metro Bus Operator

Rio Metro Driver Deanna Gonzales

“I love my job!” That was the first thing Deanna Gonzales said when asked about being a Rio Metro Bus Operator. 

Her enthusiastic statement was followed by, “I take pride in my job every day.” 

Gonza...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Meet Karen Mullins, Rio Metro Dispatcher

Rio Metro Dispatcher Karen Mullins

“It’s really rewarding. That’s why I like this job,” said Karen Mullins, a Dispatcher in Rio Metro’s Sandoval County office, which provides door-to-door transportation service for seniors and individuals w...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Meet Matthew Wylie, Quality Assurance Coordinator

Matthew Wylie Quality Assurance for Rail Runner

Safety is the number one priority for Rio Metro, and safety is key to every aspect of the job for Matthew Wylie, Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Rio Metro Regional Transit District and New Mexico Rail Runner Express. 

“My first day...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

New Software Implementation

Rio Metro Bus

Rio Metro is in the process of implementing a new scheduling software for our Dial-a-Ride service. The new software, called Ecolane, will streamline the delivery of shared ride service, reduce costs, and improve efficiencies. Implementation will take plac...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Mandatory Face Coverings on Rio Metro Buses

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020 all Rio Metro passengers are required to wear face coverings in order to board its buses. These measures are being taken in adherence and with respect to the state requirement that face coverings be worn in public. ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Rio Metro Temporarily Eliminates Bus Fares

Bus Fares temporarily eliminated

Effective Tuesday, March 17, Rio Metro Regional Transit District buses and Dial-a-Ride services in Valencia and Sandoval Counties will be fare-free until further notice. 

In response to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this will reduce ca...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Rio Metro Developing Micromobility Plan

Micromobility

Rio Metro Regional Transit District is evaluating how micromobility services, such as bikeshare, are adapting to national industry trends. The organization is developing a business plan to identify potential opportunities for micromobility service in Grea...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Rio Metro Route 201 Schedule Updates

White Bus

Due to the construction and traffic on US 550 in Bernalillo, Rio Metro is augmenting the current Route 201 bus service to ensure passengers will arrive on time at the Sandoval County / US 550 Rail Runner Station.

  • Effective Monday, January 13, 2020:&nbs...
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