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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. 

Sep 20

A Day in the Life of a NMRX Engineer

Posted on September 20, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

It’s usually dark when Jerome Armijo arrives at the railyard in Downtown Albuquerque. The first thing he does is get into uniform – a blue collared polo shirt and hat. Then he heads over to the crew room. Armijo, a Locomotive Engineer for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, often starts his day at 3:30 a.m. He arrives at work a full hour early to perform inspections, safety checks, and more to ensure the train is safe and ready for passengers on that early morning run. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes for a Rail Runner Engineer to get passengers to their destination safely and on time each day. 

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Aug 16

Guiding Seniors and their Caregivers to a Better Tomorrow: The Vital Role of Care Navigation

Posted on August 16, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Riann Martinez

As the golden years of life approach, seniors and their caregivers often find themselves facing a complex maze of healthcare options, social services, and emotional challenges. Senior.One empowers seniors and their caregivers by facilitating direct connections to senior living communities and senior focused services. Through personalized guidance, stress reduction, access to resources, empowerment, and a holistic approach, Senior.One is not just a company – it's a lifeline for seniors and caregivers navigating the complexities of aging with grace and dignity.

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Jul 19

Ways to Beat the Heat Using Public Transit

Posted on July 19, 2023 at 12:56 PM by Riann Martinez

This summer has been HOT, and it looks like the high temperatures aren’t going away any time soon. To help you keep cool and stay entertained this summer, we’ve put together some ideas of how to beat the heat using public transportation. Learn about some of the cool locations you can visit by taking the Rail Runner to the Santa Fe Railyard, how to take in the fresh mountain air using the NCRTD Mountain Trail Route bus, and more!

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