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Rio Metro News

Job Opening: Clerk

Job Opportunity SmallThe Mid-Region Council of Governments / Rio Metro Regional Transit District is accepting resumes for the position of Clerk in our Los Lunas office.

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Unveiling of New Bike Share Program

pace bike share 3 webOn Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, along with Zagster, the nation’s leading bike share vendor, will unveil a new and innovative bike share program in Albuquerque.

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Job Opening: Workforce Administrator

Job Opportunity SmallThe Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) seeks a full-time Workforce Administrator.

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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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Seniors Ride Free 2018

seniors 2018 web imageGet away and enjoy! Rio Metro's Seniors Ride Free program is back! Every Wednesday from February through September 2018, seniors age 62+ can ride any New Mexico Rail Runner Express train at no cost. This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to explore locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque using public transportation.

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Group Travel is Fun and Affordable

groupl travel 1 smBernagene Shay gives the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Group Travel Program an “A.” The teacher from North Valley Academy used the Rail Runner last school year to transport two 8th Grade classes to Santa Fe for a tour of the New Mexico Museum of History.

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New Transit Services - Valencia County & Pueblo of Isleta

route 208Rio 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 provide weekday bus service between Belen and Downtown Albuquerque, with stops in Los Lunas, Peralta, Bosque Farms and the Pueblo of Isleta. Rio Metro will also be bringing its Dial-a-Ride service to the Pueblo.

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Helping Students on Their Journey to Higher Ed

higher ed story sfccFor tourists, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a journey into the past – Indian nations that have endured our droughts and heat for millennia, and Catholic communities created as much by church as state. Commuters riding to jobs in Santa Fe and Los Alamos see the present state of New Mexico affairs, but for students the train is a ride toward the future. Fortunately, the Rail Runner’s tracks pass by educational opportunities from Santa Fe in the north to southerly Valencia County.

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Haunted Places Along the Rails

ghosts story 2Enchanted is a term frequently used to describe New Mexico, but there are those who believe “bewitched,” or “haunted” is a better description. Along the New Mexico Rail Runner Express route from Santa Fe to Belen there are places where ghost hunters gather to seek spirits, and whether one believes or not, these ghost seekers often have fascinating tales to tell.

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Historic Motor Car Finds a Home in Belen

doodlebug 1This is a tale of two trains and one man devoted to preserving them. One train is Motor Car 190, that now resides in Belen. The other is steam locomotive No. 457, permanently parked in Mason City, Iowa. The link between them is Gene Green, an Army retiree and resident of Rio Communities.

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Routes 504-505B Service Change

valencia bus in belenEffective 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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Meet the Drivers from Isleta Resort & Casino

isleta shuttle webThese are the folks who make your shuttle connection a breeze!
The shuttle drivers at Isleta Resort & Casino are a hard working bunch. In addition to providing bell service, valet service, in-lot shuttle service, and handling the shipping and receiving for large conferences and events hosted at the property, they also shuttle people from the Isleta Pueblo Rail Runner Station to the casino and back.

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RFQ: Job Access Transportation Providers

rfq iconRio Metro Regional Transit District (RMRTD) is currently accepting Qualification Statements from qualified, experienced and capable companies to provide Job Access transportation services for its eligible riders in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties.

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Walk, Bike & Eat Your Way Through Santa Fe

santa fe walking tour 1 smSanta Fe has been part of some of the greatest trails to ever cross the planet. The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro connected Spain and Mexico to Santa Fe and the San Juan Pueblo in the 1500s. The Santa Fe Trail connected New Mexico to Missouri and traders from the United States in the 1800s.

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