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Paseo del Norte High Capacity Transit Study Update

paseo-alignment-captureThe Mid-Region Council of Governments recently held  a series of open house meetings on the Paseo del Norte High Capacity Transit Study. At the October 29 open houses, representatives shared information on the transportation needs identified by the study and the details of the draft preferred alternative. The public was encouraged to attend and provide their comments.


 Details of the Draft Preferred Alternative:

  • Calls for the phased development of a Bus Rapid Transit Route originating in the area of Southern and Unser Boulevards in Rio Rancho.
  • The route travels south on Unser Boulevard to Paseo del Norte and continues east on Paseo del Norte over the river crossing to Journal Center.
  • After traveling south on Jefferson Boulevard the route continues south to the UNM/CNM area.paseo-draft-preferred-alignment

The draft preferred alternative reflects the current transportation needs of the corridor and the critical challenge that river crossings present to the future of travel in metro area. Socioeconomic forecasts by MRCOG indicate that more than half of all growth projected for the metro area will occur on the Westside. This, combined with employment continuing to primarily be located on the Eastside, will result in twice as many cross-river trips and a dramatic increase in congestion and travel times.

Get Involved:

Public involvement will continue to play an important role throughout the entire study, and we'd still like to hear from you!  Send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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