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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.

Bus Route 208

Bus route 208 will connect Belen, Los Lunas, Peralta, Bosque Farms, the Pueblo of Isleta, and the Alvarado Transportation Center (ATC) in Downtown Albuquerque during the morning/midday when the Rail Runner does not operate. Route 208 will feature three northbound trips arriving at the ATC at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and three southbound trips departing the ATC at 9:35 a.m., 11:05 a.m. and 1:32 p.m.

pdfView the Route 208 Schedule

Because Route 208 serves the Belen, Los Lunas, Isleta Pueblo and Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner stations, riders are encouraged to use Route 208 in combination with the Rail Runner, for example, by taking the bus to Downtown Albuquerque in the mid-morning and returning by train in the evening. Riders may also transfer to ABQ RIDE bus routes at the ATC and to the Isleta Resort and Casino shuttle at the Isleta Pueblo Rail Runner Station.

Pueblo of Isleta Dial-a-Ride

Rio Metro, again in partnership with the Pueblo of Isleta, will also be bringing its Dial-a-Ride service to the Pueblo. This reservation-only service will operate on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., providing trips within the Pueblo including to the ABQ RIDE Route 53 bus stop on NM 314. Limited service to Wal-Mart in Los Lunas will also be provided on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reserve your Dial-a-Ride trip by calling Valencia County dispatch at (505) 352-3595 before noon at least one business day prior to your trip. Rio Metro will accept reservations beginning Wednesday, November 29, 2017 for service starting December 4. Reservations are accepted between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. On the date and time of your trip, a wheelchair accessible van will arrive within approximately 15 minutes of your scheduled pickup time. Trips may also be grouped together; riders should expect to travel with others.

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