Freedom to Ride
All active duty military, veterans and anyone with a federally issued veteran or military photo ID can ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and Rio Metro buses for free*.
Accepted IDs Include:
- VA Medical Card (VHIC)
- Veteran’s ID (VIC)
- Driver’s License with a Veteran’s Designation
- Department of Defense Active Duty and Dependent Military IDs
- Rail Runner Freedom Pass
*Must show a valid ID to ride free.
Examples of IDs NOT Accepted as Military/Veteran:
- VA First Choice
- Non-Photo ID of any kind
- Photo IDs not listed above
- Medicare Card
For questions about this program, please contact Rio Metro Customer Service.
Phone: 1-866-795-RAIL (7245)
Monday-Friday: 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
Saturday-Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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