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The Job Access Transportation Program provides transportation to and from job sites for qualifying individuals. Eligibility includes financial need based upon federal guidelines for individuals with a residential address in Bernalillo county.
To apply for Job Access, you must fill out an application for services and provide all of the requested supporting documentation to accompany your completed applications. There are a couple of ways you can apply:
To qualify for Job Access:
Transportation services run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Yes, if you qualify for Job Access services you may add a childcare drop off to your route.
Note: Only children five years or younger are eligible for childcare transportation.
Mail or Drop Off Your Application:
Rio Metro Regional Transit DistrictAttn: Job Access Transportation Program809 Copper Avenue NWAlbuquerque, NM 87102
Fax: 505-247-1753, Attn: Job Access Transportation Program
No, the Job Access program only provides transportation from home to a job site.
Riders pay $1 to $2 cash drop fare (based on a sliding scale) for each one-way ride with a meter reading of $20 or less. If the final meter reading is over $20, the customer pays the difference, in addition to the $1 to $2 cash drop fare.
Once you have been approved and added to the Job Access ridership, you are certified to use the services for six months. At the end of your six month service period, you may re-certify for services by filling out a recertification application.
Once the Job Access representative has received your completed application packet, the review process can take up to, but will never exceed, 30 calendar days. Approved riders may be subject to a waiting list due to funding availability.
You are responsible for collecting all proof documentation. Job Access is not responsible for collecting proof documentation for applicants. Job Access will not contact employers, human services representatives, or landlords for verification or to request proof documentation.
The client may begin scheduling rides only after a Job Access representative has confirmed program approval with the client, and the client has been added to Ridership. Approved riders may be subject to a waiting list due to funding availability.
Visit the NM Workforce Connection Website for help in finding a job.
The New Mexico Resources website provides comprehensive information on many government-funded programs, including cash assistance, childcare, energy, housing, and additional low-income transportation programs.