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RFP: Development of a Responsive Scheduler and Maintenance Services

RFPProposals from individuals and firms to design, develop, test, integrate and maintain an interactive and responsive New Mexico Rail Runner Express train schedule display component for the RMRTD website.

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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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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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