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RFB: Purchase of Diesel Fuel

rfb request bidsBids from individuals and firms to Provide #2 Ultra-low Sulphur Dyed Diesel Fuel on an ongoing basis to fuel New Mexico Rail Runner Express trains.

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Late Night Trains and Combo Ticket for Zozobra

zozobra web 2017Say good-bye to summer on Friday, August 31, 2018 during New Mexico’s party, the 94th Burning of Zozobra at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe! The New Mexico Rail Runner Express will adjust the train schedule to allow people to attend the event. Also, passengers purchasing their Zozobra tickets online in advance have the option to add-on the purchase of a Rail Runner ticket, providing an extra level of convenience from those traveling from south of Santa Fe.

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4th Annual Employment Event

job fairFor the 4th year in a row, the New Mexico Workforce Connection and Rio Metro Regional Transit District are joining forces to help those looking for work find their “track to success” on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

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Meet Terry Doyle, Rio Metro's Transportation Director

terry doyle webTerry Doyle is a man with a vision for New Mexico's transportation future. Doyle is the Transportation Director for the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, which includes Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties. Trains, planes and automobiles all play a role in his duties, but so does keeping pace with the changing faces of Albuquerque and the surrounding metropolitan areas, and the people who live there.

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12 Facts to Commemorate 12 Years of Service

12 year anniversary webJuly 2018 marks 12 years of commuter rail service in New Mexico. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express has transformed public transportation in our state, providing access to areas as far north as Taos and as far south as Socorro.

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Dump the Pump Was a Success! Monthly Pass Winners Announced

dump pump 2018 event webOn Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District encouraged people to Dump the Pump and ride public transit. As in incentive to try transit, Rio Metro held a Rail Runner monthly pass giveaway, and, along with other transit agencies from northern and central New Mexico, visited with commuters at the South Capitol Rail Runner Station in Santa Fe.

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Summer is in Full Swing at Parks Along the Rail Corridor

railyard festivalPublic Parks are the places where communities bare their souls, where the character of citizens is honored, and where neighbors who live vastly different lives come together to celebrate what makes their towns special.

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Customer Service Training Benefits Crew, Passengers

customer service training 2018In April of this year, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express train crew participated in a specialized Customer Service Training over the course of a long weekend. The training, which was attended by the Rail Runner’s ticket agents and conductors, covered topics like ticketing policies, pet policies, and fare documentation.

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Rio Metro Receives Award from FTA

fta award 2018 SMOn  Monday, April 9, 2018, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District received an award for Excellence in Grant Management from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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Breaking Barriers to Employment

jarc logo combinedFor many low-income job seekers and employees in Bernalillo County, lack of transportation is a barrier to employment. Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s Job Access Reverse Commute Program, known as JARC, helps lift those barriers to transportation by matching people with and subsidizing (for a limited time) public transit and other types of transportation options.

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Get Your Chile Fix - A Culinary Journey Along the Rails

chile tomasitasNew Mexicans’ appetite for chile is infamous. Santa Fe trader Josiah Gregg wrote about it in his “Commerce of the Prairies,” published in 1844. Similarly, a portion of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad – the Antonito, CO, to Santa Fe segment – was nicknamed the “Chili Line” (sic) starting in 1895 due to the dietary habits of New Mexicans.

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