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Service Changes

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District strives to deliver service that is responsive to public need, affordable, convenient, and reliable, while providing a safe and secure atmosphere for passengers and employees. Learn about changes that are being made to improve our services and policies.

 

Transit Services Coming Soon to Valencia County, Pueblo of Isleta

service changes collageSeptember 2017 - Rio Metro, in partnership with the Pueblo of Isleta, is pleased to announce two new transit services beginning Monday, December 4, 2017. Bus Route 208 will feature three northbound and three southbound trips between the Valencia County communities of Belen, Los Lunas, Peralta and Bosque Farms, the Pueblo of Isleta, and the Alvarado Transportation Center in Downtown Albuquerque, during the morning/midday when the Rail Runner does not operate.

Rio Metro will also be bringing its “Dial-a-Ride” service to the Pueblo of Isleta. This service will operate on weekdays from approximately 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and provide trips within the Pueblo, and, potentially, to other desired destinations just outside the Pueblo. To use the Dial-a-Ride service, residents will be required to call Rio Metro dispatch and schedule their trip at least one day in advance. An accessible van will then arrive within 15 minutes of the rider’s scheduled pickup time on the day of their trip.

More information will be provided in November after the details for both services are finalized.

Route 504-505B Service Change

September 2017 - Effective Monday, December 4, 2017, Rio Metro will no longer operate bus routes 504/505B in the early morning. These routes will be restructured to provide weekday, mid-day service from Valencia County and the Pueblo of Isleta to Downtown Albuquerque. Up until that date, routes 504/505B will operate according to their current schedule.

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Sandoval County Bus Routes

November 2016 - On Monday, December 5, 2016, several changes will go into effect for Rio Metro’s Sandoval County bus routes. While these changes will primarily affect bus route 201, all riders using bus routes 8, 201, 202 and 204 are encouraged to visit the Rio Metro website for detailed information.

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Bus Policy Changes 2015

March 2015 - The Rio Metro Regional Transit District is making changes to the bus Riders Guide. A new Deviated Fixed Route Policy and No-Show Policy for the buses have also been developed. These policies will become effective on April 6, 2015. 

 

Valencia County Service Improvement Plan

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District is evaluating options to improve transit services in Valencia County in response to growth and economic development in the region. Rio Metro's Valencia County Service Improvement Plan includes potential bus routes that serve key roads, businesses and popular destinations. The final improvements will be based on public comment, funding, and an evaluation of the initial routes implemented.