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Census 2020 Why it counts to be counted!

New Mexicans stand to receive more than $6 billion based on the data collected by the 2020 Census. These dollars fund programs for seniors, parents, and kids. Funding also goes for roads, public housing, public safety, schools, and more. Stand up and be counted! Your community counts on you! For more information, visit www.icountnm.gov Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Census 2020/Complete Count Committee Vivid in Japanese art and imagination are creatures both ghastly and comical. Explore the demons, ghosts, shapeshifters, and supernatural beings that are yōkai.

ON EXHIBIT THROUGH JANUARY 10, 2021

WE. ARE. LOBOS. U N M -VA L E N C I A I S M O R E T H A N J U S T A B R A N C H C A M P U S . We are educating the minds that will save lives. We’re teaching students to visualize their dreams and make them reality. We’re teaching students the skills they need to succeed. Students are afforded the opportunity at a lower cost, higher education. From art to pre-engineering and welding to business administration, we have a degree or certificate plan to help you create a more prosperous future. Here, you can be who you want to be — you can be a Lobo!

On Museum Hill in Santa Fe InternationalFolkArt.org (505) 476-1200 Terai Ichiyu, White Hannya, noh mask, 2017. Kyoto, Japan. Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection, FA.2018.33.1. Photo by Addison Doty.

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James Breiterman: From Air Traffic Controller to Senior Train Dispatcher

INDEX 5: James Breiterman: From Air Traffic Controller to Senior Train Dispatcher

19: Weekend Schedule 20: Holiday Schedule

7: Transit Connections

21: Question & Answer

8: Socorro: Celebrate History

22: Schedule of Events

Technology, Birds, Art and

24: Love Your Wednesdays in 2020!

Enchanted Skies

Seniors 62+ Ride Free

10: Lost & Found: From Cakes to Laptops

26: CHAMA: New Mexico’s

and Everything in Between

Mecca for Year-Round Fun

15: The Charm of Church Street Café

28: Train Games

16: Rail & Bus Connections Guide 18: Weekday Schedule

PUBLISHERS MATT GANTNER WILLIAM HALSEY

RAIL RUNNER EXPRESS

SCOTT SIMMONS

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

WRITER

ASHLEY CONNER DANA BENJAMIN

MARTIN FRENTZEL

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express Magazine is published three times a year by Moon Dog Publishing and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District. The Publisher and Rio Metro Regional Transit District do not take responsibility for the accuracy or legitimacy of the advertiser’s message or that of the guest writer/columnists (including photos) or any aspect of the business operation or conduct of the advertisers in the magazine. Moon Dog Publishing reserves the right to edit all articles for accuracy and style. For more information and advertising rates, call (505) 350-8695 or (505) 259-7969.

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It’s a world of heavy metal and electronics. James Breiterman, Senior Train Dispatcher, sits before two computer screens, and communicates through email, radio and telephone. Every phone discussion is recorded, every email backed up, and every malfunction of equipment or act of vandalism is recorded on paper, if not all three. Breiterman’s personal cell phone is parked outside his office door in a plastic tray, to avoid it becoming a distraction. Visitors are expected to do the same. You see, dispatchers working for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express need to stay focused on the tasks at hand. IN THE NAVY As a child, the 35-year-old Breiterman never had dreams of working on the railroad. His dad was an Internal Revenue Service man in Tucson, Arizona, who tracked down those who failed to pay their share. It wasn’t until James joined the Navy that the now married father of two boys became a cog in the nation’s transportation network. “I was an air traffic controller in the Navy,” says the fast-talking Breiterman who saw the world – Japan, Australia, Singapore and the Persian Gulf – while serving the country. During those five years of travel, James memorized the mantra that describes the goals of air traffic controllers and railroad dispatchers alike: “The safe and expeditious flow of traffic.” About the time he was leaving the Navy he heard that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad was intent on hiring military veterans. He jumped ship, so to speak, and redirected his eyes from computer screens representing the skies to computer screens tracking the rails. That was six years ago. During a typical day he stays in contact with the rail crews, signal crews, engineers and general maintenance employees who keep the big wheels rolling safely. However, things happen. “Things break, crossings malfunction, and locomotives have issues,” Breiterman says. Of course, metal expands and contracts depending on whether the outside temperature is hot or cold. “If you don’t maintain it, it will break,” he says. Part of Breiterman’s role is to communicate with the staff and contractors working along the line to resolve these issues and keep the trains safely on schedule.

James Breiterman, photo by Martin Frentzel.

TESTING, TESTING Breiterman works the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. shift, which is about as good as it gets for a Rail Runner dispatcher. Early mornings are very busy with trains running north and south between Belen and Santa Fe, but after midmorning, traffic slows down. Still, dispatchers must stay alert for the 10:30 a.m. Amtrak headed to Chicago, and the 11:30 a.m. Amtrak headed to Los Angeles. Even during those less hectic times, dispatchers stay busy reviewing railroad rules so they remain certified. There are also monthly operations tests to ensure all hands are prepared for the next incident – whether it’s real or a test. Occasionally there are “Field Familiarization” assignments that require Breiterman and others to do ride-alongs and see Central New Mexico from the train itself. That familiarity can be important when there is a real railroad emergency and a dispatcher has to direct traffic. “My busiest day was when a huge storm created flash floods on four spots of the railroad,” he says. Track crews had to clear the debris and make sure the rails were stable. The train engineers had to be informed about the flooding in order to stop before reaching it; police and tribal agencies along the tracks also needed to be notified. The radio was broadcasting steadily. There were emails to send, phone calls to make, and riders needed to be informed that, temporarily, the Rail Runner was not an option. It was a day when all that testing and preparation paid off, and safety ruled the commute. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2020

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FREE SANTA FE If you want to see the historic plaza area, take a ride on the free Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle. Museum Hill and Canyon Road more to your liking? The Santa Fe Pick-up Shuttle takes passengers there Monday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you are a senior who wants to take advantage of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express free Wednesday rides, the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle now gathers riders at Guadalupe and Garfield, just one gravel parking lot away from the Rail Runner’s Santa Fe Depot Station. The City of Santa Fe is able to offer the free shuttle rides due in part with funds from the Lodgers Tax, says Keith Wilson, transportation director for the city. In addition to the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle, the City of Santa Fe offers 10 fixed-route buses that travel through the city. For a small fee – a one-day Santa Fe Trails Bus pass is $2, a 15-day pass is $10, and an annual pass is $200 – commuters and visitors alike can easily move through the city without a vehicle. Free bus rides are offered to youth 18 and younger, Rail Runner passengers with valid passes, riders transferring from North Central Regional Transit District buses, and U.S. veterans. Riders 60 and older and the mobility-impaired pay half the regular rates. Visit santafenm.gov/transit for the complete list of fares and routes. The City of Santa Fe has a strong relationship with the Rail Runner. “We are in constant coordination with them,” he says. “They rely on us, and we rely on them.” The goal is to make riders have a smooth a transition from rail to bus

to get where they need to be. Another way to cut expenses and congestion in the City Different is to buy a bicycle or bicycling gear from one of five businesses that offer rebates. Spend $200 and you should receive NCRTD Blue Bus a one-year bus pass, and spending $20 nets you a one-month pass. Check out santafenm.gov/other_ programs_1. Wilson says Chainbreaker https://chainbreaker.org/helpsanta-feans-ride-bus-pass-rebate/ is responsible for the bulk of the bicycle passes. The group refurbishes bikes and sells them to those who need transportation to get to work or school in Santa Fe. To find out more and check the schedule, visit www.santafenm.gov or call 505-955-2001. CONNECTING TO THE NORTH Santa Fe is not the only transit partner up north coordinating with the Rail Runner. Those who need to travel outside Santa Fe also may utilize the North Central Regional Transit District which connects students and employees to many northern communities including Ohkay Owingeh, Pojoaque/Nambe, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso and Tesuque pueblos. There is also a route to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation. “But the question I get asked the most is how do I get to Taos,” says Jim Nagle, NCRTD public information officer. The Taos Express is the answer, which transports people from Santa Fe to Taos for $5 each way and makes weekend getaways to the northern ski town affordable. That is the only fare charged by the transit district, he says. With NCRTD, the Rail Runner is able to further its regional transportation goal for travelers. To plan your trip to Taos, or travel to Los Alamos, Española or Dulce, visit www.ncrtd.org.

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Socorro: Celebrate History, Technology, Birds, Art and Enchanted Skies Saddle up and head south, partner. The rodeo arena and sports complex opened in the Spring of 2017 in the little city that offers something to love for everyone - Socorro. The complex is part of a larger, long-term vision that Socorro city leaders hope will attract athletes, rodeo cowboys and patrons, concert-goers, and others to the area. Funding for the complex came from a loan from the Lodgers’ Tax, and the other half came from the State Legislature. A future civic center near the Rodeo and Sports Complex is also in the works. Many events are planned for the facility, including concerts, horse shows and clinics, and rugby tournaments, as well as rodeos and barrel races.

The 12-mile auto tour loop takes visitors through a full range of wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities. Visitors can take the self-guided tour and nature trails, which range in length from one to nine miles.

*Story courtesy of the City of Socorro.

experience

SOCORRO

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unlike any other city!

Socorro’s Historic Plaza

KARL G. JANSKY VERY LARGE ARRAY The Very Large Array [VLA] is comprised of 27 radio telescopes in a “Y” pattern spread across the plains of San Augustin 50 miles west of Socorro. The VLA has been used by more astronomers and has been mentioned in more scientific papers than any other radio telescope in the world. Each antenna is an 82-foot diameter dish that weighs 230 tons. The on-site visitor center and gift shop offers displays and videos that educate about radio astronomy and the VLA telescope, and are open all year from 8:30 am to sunset. A self-guided tour lets visitors explore the antennas up close. BOSQUE DEL APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge offers unique bird and wildlife viewing opportunities. Peak visitation occurs in winter when bald eagles and thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese flock to the fields and marshes. Plan to visit the weekend before Thanksgiving during the annual Festival of the Cranes. This world-famous event includes speakers, special tours and arts and wildlife displays.

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Lost & Found: From Cakes to Laptops and Everything in Between Ordinarily Nicole Perches spends her time managing and keeping track of the budget on all purchase orders for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. She also prepares purchase orders, enters invoices, and keeps track of all accounts payable. On occasion, however, the 11-year Rail Runner employee helps riders reclaim the items they leave behind on the train. “A lot of people lose their stuff,” says the Albuquerque resident and mother of two boys. “It’s something we deal with on an almost daily basis.” A BIRTHDAY CAKE

The typical things left behind are laptops, wallets, IDs, phones and keys, she says. “Those are essential items, and we keep them for 90 days. We have a shelf in a locked cabinet where items are stored and the owners are required to prove ownership and show a valid state ID to get them back.” The list of less common and non-essential items might amuse you: bikes, guitars, drums, flutes, trash bags full of clothes, old shoes, and groceries. “We find bags of food on the trains,” Perches says. “Tomatoes, fruit, packages of meat, canned foods, and we’ve even found a couple birthday cakes!” Non-essential items are held for 30 days and perishable items are discarded. (continued on next page) 10

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A puppy is probably the strangest treasure forgotten by a rider. “I think we took it to one of the shelters,” says Perches. Morning riders tend to leave more stuff behind than afternoon riders, and adults lose more gear than youngsters. Kids leave behind random skateboards, but the adults are typically responsible for the lunch bags, water bottles, medications and prescription sunglasses. And what kid would leave behind $230 of loose cash?!!! “That was returned to the owner,” Perches says. LOSERS WEEPERS Of course, to reclaim something lost on the Rail Runner or one of its connecting transit partners, that item must first be found by a person, maybe even you, willing to hand it off to a conductor or ticket agent, or, in the case of buses, to the bus driver. Riders who want to reclaim an item, must call customer service at 866-795-7245. If you are lucky enough to have your lost item sitting in that cabinet, you will be notified and you will need to visit the Herzog office at 100 Iron SE in Albuquerque between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to claim it. Items left on Rio Metro buses are stored in Rio

Nicole Perches, Program Support Coordinator, helps riders reclaim the items left behind on the Rail Runner. Photo by Riann Martinez.

Metro’s Sandoval and Valencia County offices depending on which bus the item was found. Addresses are available on the Rio Metro website – www.riometro.org. And don’t forget that state-issued photo ID.

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Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium November 13–14, 2020 www.geoinfo.nmt.edu

New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place Socorro, NM 87801 Established 1889

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, MAY 23 AND 24, 2020 SANTA FE COMMUNITY CONVENTION CENTER An invitational Native American Art Market featuring 200 artists offering jewelry, pottery, sculpture, two-dimensional art, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork and textiles. By supporting Native Treasures, you support Native artists and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture’s exhibitions and education programs. 2020 MIAC Living Treasure Artist Celebration Friday, May 22, 2020 (5:30–8pm) Santa Fe Community Convention Center Meet the 2020 MIAC Living Treasure artist, Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo). Meet and mingle with former Living Treasure artists, and enjoy a live and silent art auction. Tickets: $150 per person To purchase tickets, contact: Celeste Guerrero at (505) 982-2282, celeste@museumfoundation.org Native Treasures Art Market Admission Saturday Early Bird: $40 (9 to 10am and includes entry Saturday and Sunday) Saturday and Sunday: $20 Saturday Only: $15 (10am to 5pm) Sunday Only: $10 (9am to 4pm)

newmexicoculture.org/nativetreasures

MUSEUM OF NEW MEXICO FOUNDATION

2020 MIAC Living Treasure Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) Photographer: Penny Singer. Courtesy: Penny Singer Koshare Buckets, Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo), 14 x 10 x 9. Jemez clay, natural slips, underglaze, leather and cornhusks. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

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The Charm of Church Street Café

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Dining at Church Street Café in Albuquerque’s Historic Old Town has been described by some as almost a religious experience. Entering the dark coziness of the ancient building with the two-foot thick adobe walls can feel like a welcoming hug to some. The house dates to the 1700s and was originally built as a residence for one of the city’s founding families, and remained a private residence until the last member of the Ruiz family died in 1991. Today the Casa de Ruiz Church Street Café offers an impressive selection of standard fare and traditional New Mexican cuisine. Whether red, green, ‘Christmas’ or ‘on the side’ is your chile preference, the chile at Church Street Café never disappoints. New Mexico’s signature crop is prepared fresh daily here, and is always flavorful and moderate in heat. Steak Hot and spicy: Church Street Café’s Chicken Enchiladas with red chile. and eggs, omelets, delicious papitas (potatoes), Carne Adovada (red chile marinated pork), Huevos Rancheros, breakfast burritos, assorted breakfast meats, tortillas, sopapillas, pancakes or granola and yogurt, are just a few of the breakfast options to appeal to even the most discriminating palate. The coffee is bold, the lattes satisfying, and the cappuccinos are a subtle frothy treat. Lunch and dinner options feature a vast selection of appetizers, sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, and traditional New Mexican dishes, enchiladas, tacos, tamales, chile rellenos, carne adovada and more. All dinners are served with sopapillas and honey, frijoles (beans), and a choice of calabacitas (squash), arroz (rice), or quelites (spinach). The food is served hot, the portions are plentiful, the selection is impressive, prices are reasonable, and inside or out, the ambiance is charming. Church Street Café offers imported and domestic beers, New Mexico wines and flavored Margarita options that pair perfectly with the cuisine. Make sure to save enough room for dessert (postres) including fried ice cream, traditional Mexican deserts natillas (pudding), flan (custard) and buneuelo (cinnamon-sugared fry bread). Casa de Ruiz Church Street Café, open daily 8am-9pm, Sundays 8am-4pm, 2111 Church Street NW, Old Town Albuquerque, 87104, (505) 247-8522. 14

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Santa Fe Trails (505) 955-2001 santafenm.gov

Santa Fe Pick Up City of Santa Fe (505) 231-2573 santafenm.gov

Taos Express (505) 629-4725 (866) 206-0754 taosexpress.com ncrtd.org

NM Park & Ride (866) 551-7433 nmparkandride.com

Rio Metro Route 208 - Weekday service from Belen to Downtown Albuquerque, with stops in Los Lunas, Peralta, Bosque Farms and the Pueblo of Isleta, during the morning / midday when the Rail Runner does not operate.

Isleta Hotel & Casino Shuttle - A bus meets every train, seven days a week.

Isleta Pueblo Station

ABQ RIDE Route 222 - Weekdays to the South Valley, VA Hospital, Kirtland Air Force Base and the airport business district. Can also be used to access the Albuquerque International Sunport for passengers coming from and going to Valencia County.

Bernalillo County Station

North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) (866) 206-0754 (505) 629-4725 ncrtd.org

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Shuttle (505) 819-2292 buffalothunderresort.com

Santa Ana Star Casino Shuttle (505) 771-5336 (505) 867-0000 santaanastar.com

Rio Metro Regional Transit District (866) 795-7245 riometro.org

ABQ RIDE (505) 243-7433 myabqride.com

Sandia Resort & Casino Shuttle (505) 796-7500 sandiacasino.com

Rio Metro Valencia (505) 352-3595 riometro.org

Isleta Resort & Casino Shuttle (877) 747-5382 isleta.com

Belen

Los Lunas

Tesuque Casino Shuttle (505) 231-1872 tesuquecasino.com

Socorro Shuttle (575) 835-1501 socorronm.gov

Isleta Pueblo

Bernalillo Co.

Downtown Albuquerque

Montaño

Los Ranchos Journal Center

Sandia Pueblo

Downtown Bernalillo ABQ RIDE Route 766 - ART Red Line - Rapid transit to access Old Town, the ABQ BioPark, UNM, Nob Hill and Uptown. ABQ RIDE Route 777 - ART Green Line - Rapid transit to access UNM, Nob Hill, and the foothills near Tramway. ABQ RIDE Route 66 - Access to locations along Central Ave. including Central & Unser Park & Ride, City and County buildings, UNM and EXPO NM. ABQ RIDE Route 53 - To Isleta Blvd, the Albuquerque Zoo and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. ABQ RIDE Route 217 - To Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) and Kirtland Air Force Base. ABQ RIDE Route 250 - Airport Express. Direct route to the Albuquerque International Sunport. Other ABQ RIDE Routes - There are nearly 40 other ABQ RIDE bus routes that get you just about anywhere in the city.

Downtown Albuquerque Station

Kewa Pueblo

Santa Fe Co. NM 599

Zia Road

South Capitol

Santa Fe Depot

SYSTEM MAP

Sandoval Co. / US 550

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ABQ RIDE Route 157 - To Cottonwood Mall, Coronado Center, ABQ Uptown and Kirkland Air Force Base.

Montaño Station

ABQ RIDE Route 251 - Weekdays to the Journal Center business district, Century 24 Theatre, Cottonwood Mall, Intel and Rio Rancho.

Los Ranchos/Journal Center Station

Sandia Resort & Casino Shuttle Meets every train, seven days a week.

Sandia Pueblo Station

Rio Metro Route 204 - Weekdays to Bernalillo, northern Rio Rancho, Zia Pueblo, San Ysidro, Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs.

Route 505 - Weekday express service to Downtown Albuquerque before the first southbound train of the morning. Santa Ana Star Casino Shuttle Meets every train, seven days a week. Rio Metro Route 201 - Weekdays to Bernalillo and Enchanted Hills. Rio Metro Route 202 - Weekedays to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Pueblo, Algodones, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo and the Town of Cohiti Lake.

Sandoval County/US 550 Station

Rio Metro Route 202 - Weekdays to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Pueblo, Algodones, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo and the town of Cochiti Lake.

Kewa Station at Santo Domingo Pueblo

For more information, fares and connections not listed, please contact these providers:

Please contact the connection provider for fares.

Santa Fe Trails Route 6 (Rodeo Road) To Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Rodeo Business Park East, and the Santa Fe Place Mall. Bus stops are located on Zia Road on the east side of St. Francis Drive (no direct service to Zia Rd Station).

Zia Rd Station

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NCRTD Route 220 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Tesuque, Pojoaque and Española. NCRTD Route 280 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Eldorado, Galisteo, Stanley, Moriarity and Edgewood. NCRTD Route 290 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Eldorado, Galisteo, Stanley, Moriarty and Edgewood. NCRTD Santa Fe to Taos - Weekdays between Santa Fe and Taos. NCRTD Mountain Trail Route – Daily service to the Santa Fe National Forest and Ski Santa Fe with stops throughout downtown and at 10,000 Waves.

South Capitol Shuttle - Weekdays to St. Vincent Hospital, the Rodeo Business Park and the District 5 DOT office. NM Park & Ride Blue Route Weekdays to Santa Fe, Pojoaque and Los Alamos. NM Park & Ride Red Route Weekdays to Espanola, Pojoaque and Santa Fe. NM Park & Ride Orange Route Weekdays between Las Vegas and Santa Fe. NCRTD Route 160 - Weekdays between Santa Fe, Española and Santa Clara Pueblo. NCRTD Route 200 - Weekdays between Santa Fe and Española.

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Santa Fe Trails Route 4 (Southside) - To the Santa Fe Convention Center, City and County offices, Santa Fe High School and Santa Fe Place Mall.

Santa Fe Trails Route 2 (Cerrillos Road) To the West Capitol Complex, the New Mexico School for the Deaf and Santa Fe Place Mall. (connect here to SF Outlet Mall (Route 26).

South Capitol Station

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Santa Fe Trails Route 4 (Southside) To the Santa Fe Convention Center, City and County offices, Santa Fe Place Mall and Santa Fe High School. Santa Fe Trails Route M (Museum Hill) Access to the Museum of Spanish Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of International Folk Art and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. NCRTD Taos Express - To Española and the Town of Taos. Saturdays and Sundays only.

Rio Metro Route 206 - Weekday service for Belen residents to connect to the Rail Runner station and other nearby work centers during peak commute times. Rio Metro Dial-A-Ride - Weekday curb-to-curb service in Valencia County. Rides must be requested by 12 NOON one business day prior. Call 505-352-3595. $1 each way. Socorro Shuttle - Service to Socorro Weekdays and Sundays.

Belen Station

Rio Metro Route 210 - Weekday service along NM 6 and NM 47, Los Lunas to Bosque Farms. Connects to Route 208, Route 209, and the Los Lunas Rail Runner Station. Can deviate ¼ mile from the route by reservation. For more information call 505-352-3595. Rio Metro Route 209 - Weekdays between Los Lunas Transportation Center and the UNM-Valencia Campus. Connects to Route 208 and 210. Rio Metro Dial-A-Ride - Weekday curb-to-curb service in Valencia County. Rides must be requested by 12 NOON one business day prior. Call 505-352-3595. $1 each way.

NM 599 Station Shuttle - Weekdays to Bisbee Court, the New Mexican Plaza, VA Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, and Santa Fe Place Mall. NCRTD Route 270 - Weekdays to the NM Department of Corrections, Oñate Complex (National Guard) and the Santa Fe County Detention Center. Santa Fe Trails Route 22 - Weekdays to Santa Fe Community College, Rancho Viejo and IAIA. NM Park & Ride Purple Route - Weekday direct connection between the Rail Runner and Los Alamos. NM Park & Ride Purple Shuttle Route to connect from the first run of the morning on the NM Park & Ride Purple Bus Route to the South Capitol & Santa Fe Depot Stations. Weekday departure at 5:11 a.m.

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Los Lunas

Santa Fe County/NM 599 Station

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All our bus connections are FREE unless otherwise noted

Rail & Bus Connections Guide

Santa Fe Pick Up - To the Santa Fe Plaza, Downtown Santa Fe, Canyon Road and Museum Hill. Operates daily. Turn left when exiting the train to the shuttle and look for the red truck sign. Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Shuttle Shuttle stops on Guadalupe right next to Tomasita’s Restaurant. Shuttle meets train daily. Tesuque Casino Shuttle Shuttle stops on Guadalupe across from the Cowgirl Cafe. Shuttle meets train daily. Santa Fe Trails Route 2 (Cerrillos Road) To the West Capitol Complex, the New Mexico School for the Deaf and Santa Fe Place Mall. (connect here to SF Outlet Mall (Route 26).

Santa Fe Depot Station

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Weekday Schedule

Saturday Schedule

LUNES A VIERNES

RAIL RUNNER EXPRESS

HORARIO DEL SÁBADO

Schedule Effective December 2nd, 2019

Schedule Effective December 2nd, 2019

Horario efectivo a partir del 2 de diciembre del 2019

Horario efectivo a partir del 2 de diciembre del 2019

Shown are departure times, unless otherwise noted.

Shown are departure times, unless otherwise noted.

Horario demuestra tiempos de salida a no ser que se indique lo contrario.

Horario demuestra tiempos de salida a no ser que se indique lo contrario. ESTACIONES DE TREN

READING THE SCHEDULE 1. Decide whether you are going north (at top) or south (at bottom). 2. On the left-hand side, find the station from which you are leaving. 3. Read across to find the times the Rail Runner departs from that station. 4. From there, read down to find what time the Rail Runner will arrive at the station to which you are traveling. COMO LEER EL HORARIO 1. Decida si va a ir al norte (en la parte de arriba) o al sur (en la parte de abajo). 2. En el lado izquierdo, encuentre la estación desde la cual usted sale. 3. Lea para encontrar los horarios en los que sale el Rail Runner de la estación. 4. Desde allí, lea para encontrar la hora en la que el Rail Runner llegará a la estación hacia la cual usted se dirige.

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Belen

5:39A

6:35A

8:04A

3:40P

5:51P

7:01P

7:57P

El Distrito de Tránsito Regional de Río Metro cumple con las obligaciones del Título VI. No discriminamos por raza, color ni origen nacional al brindar nuestros servicios. Para obtener más información sobre nuestros deberes antidiscriminatorios o para presentar un reclamo del Título VI, contáctenos en 809 Copper Ave. NW, ABQ, NM 87102.

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Northbound Saturday / sábado rumbo norte

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Southbound Saturday / sábado rumbo sur

TRAIN STATIONS

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Belen

7:50A

12:45P

5:40P

7:43P

10:35P

Santa Fe Depot

10:20A

3:15P

8:10P

10:14P

TRAIN STATIONS

Los Lunas

5:49A

6:46A

8:15A

3:51P

6:01P

7:12P

8:08P

Los Lunas

8:00A

12:55P

5:50P

7:53P

10:45P

South Capitol

10:25A

3:20P

8:15P

10:19P

Isleta Pueblo

6:02A

6:59A

8:27A

4:04P

6:16P

7:26P

8:22P

Isleta Pueblo

8:11A

1:06P

6:01P

8:04P

10:56P

Zia Road

10:33A

3:28P

8:23P

10:27P

Bernalillo County

6:10A

7:06A

8:35A

4:11P

6:29P

7:35P

8:31P

Bernalillo County

8:19A

1:14P

6:09P

8:12P

11:03P

SF County / NM 599

3:37P

8:32P

10:36P

Downtown ABQ

4:32A

5:02A

6:22A

7:19A

8:42A

9:35A

4:26P

5:34P

6:48P

7:42P

8:38P

Downtown ABQ

8:30A

1:25P

10:42A

6:20P

8:23P

11:11P

Kewa

3:55P

8:50P

10:54P

4:41A

5:11A

7:29A

9:44A

4:35P

5:43P

6:58P

Montaño

8:39A

6:29P

8:32P

11:00A

Montaño

1:34P

Sandoval / US 550

6:34A

7:36A

9:50A

4:41P

5:49P

7:06P

Los Ranchos / JC

11:13P

5:17A

8:38P

9:08P

4:47A

6:35P

4:13P

8:45A

11:18A

Los Ranchos / JC

1:40P

11:16P

7:42A

9:55A

4:46P

5:54P

7:12P

Sandia Pueblo

9:11P

5:22A

8:43P

4:16P

8:50A

11:21A

4:52A

6:40P

Sandia Pueblo

1:45P

Downtown Bernalillo

9:20P

11:25P

7:52A

10:03A

4:54P

6:07P

7:26P

Downtown Bernalillo

8:51P

4:25P

5:31A

6:48P

11:30A

5:01A

8:58A

Downtown Bernalillo

1:53P

Sandia Pueblo

11:30P

10:08A

4:59P

6:12P

7:31P

9:25P

7:58A

8:55P

4:30P

6:46A

Sandoval / US 550

11:35A

5:35A

6:52P

5:05A

9:02A

Sandoval / US 550

1:57P

Los Ranchos / JC

8:18A

10:28A

5:19P

6:34P

7:50P

11:36P

7:05A

9:13P

9:31P

5:55A

7:10P

4:36P

Kewa

11:41A

5:25A

2:15P

Kewa

9:20A

Montaño

11:45P

10:51A

5:43P

6:57P

8:13P

9:41P

8:39A

9:34P

6:51P

7:24A

7:31P

4:45P

6:18A

2:36P

11:51A

5:48A

SF County / NM 599

6:56A

SF County / NM 599

9:41A

Downtown ABQ

11:01A

5:53P

7:07P

8:23P

9:51P

8:49A

9:45P

7:01P

7:42P

4:56P

6:28A

2:47P

12:01P

5:58A

Zia Road

7:06A

Zia Road

9:52A

Bernalillo County

11:11A

6:00P

7:17P

8:33P

9:59P

8:56A

9:53P

5:04P

7:40A

7:50P

12:09P

6:38A

2:55P

7:09P

6:08A

10:00A

7:14A

South Capitol

South Capitol

Isleta Pueblo

11:16A

6:05P

7:22P

8:38P

10:10P

9:01A

9:58P

7:20P

7:45A

7:55P

5:15P

6:43A

3:00P

12:20P

6:13A

10:05A

7:25A

Santa Fe Depot

Santa Fe Depot

Los Lunas Belen

7:35A

12:30P

5:25P

7:30P

10:20P

READ DOWN Southbound / rumbo sur

Shown are departure time unless otherwise noted #101 #517 #519 #521 EXPRESS

#501

#503

#507

#509

#511

#513

#515

Santa Fe Depot

5:39A

7:13A

1:02P

4:15P

5:04P

5:30P

6:46P

9:00P

South Capitol

5:43A

7:18A

1:07P

4:20P

5:09P

5:35P

6:51P

9:05P

TRAIN STATIONS

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READ DOWN

LEA HACIA ABAJO

LEA HACIA ABAJO

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Title VI The Rio Metro Regional Transit District is committed to its Title VI obligations. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin in the delivery of service. To obtain more information on our nondiscrimination obligations or to file a Title VI complaint, contact us at 809 Copper Ave. NW, ABQ, NM 87102.

Shown are departure time unless otherwise noted

Northbound / rumbo norte #102 EXPRESS

ESTACIONES DE TREN TRAIN STATIONS

Zia Road

5:49A

7:25A

1:14P

4:27P

5:42P

6:58P

9:12P

SF County / NM 599

6:01A

7:37A

1:26P

4:39P

5:26P

5:54P

7:10P

9:24P

Kewa

6:19A

7:55A

1:44P

4:57P

6:12P

7:28P

9:42P

Sandoval / US 550

6:38A

8:14A

2:03P

5:16P

6:02P

6:31P

7:47P

10:01P

Downtown Bernalillo

6:43A

8:18A

2:07P

5:20P

6:35P

7:51P

10:05P

Sandia Pueblo

6:52A

8:27A

2:16P

5:29P

6:44P

8:00P

10:14P

Los Ranchos / JC

6:57A

8:32A

2:21P

5:34P

6:14P

6:49P

8:05P

10:19P

Montaño

7:02A

8:37A

2:26P

5:39P

6:54P

8:10P

10:24P

Downtown ABQ

4:45A

5:30A

7:10A

8:45A

2:37P

4:30P

5:50P

6:25P

7:02P

8:18P

10:32P

Bernalillo County

4:53A

5:41A

7:19A

2:45P

4:38P

5:57P

7:09P

Isleta Pueblo

5:01A

5:49A

7:27A

2:52P

4:45P

6:06P

7:17P

Los Lunas

5:13A

6:06A

7:39A

3:05P

4:58P

6:22P

7:31P

Belen

5:24A

6:17A

7:50A

3:15P

5:08P

6:33P

7:42P

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Sunday Schedule ESTACIONES DE TREN

Northbound Sunday / domingo rumbo norte

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Southbound Sunday / domingo rumbo sur

#704

#706

#701

#703

#705

#707

Belen

7:50A

12:45P

5:40P

Santa Fe Depot

10:20A

3:15P

8:10P

Los Lunas

8:00A

12:55P

5:50P

South Capitol

10:25A

3:20P

8:15P

Isleta Pueblo

8:11A

1:06P

6:01P

Zia Road

10:33A

3:28P

8:23P

Bernalillo County

8:19A

1:14P

6:09P

SF County / NM 599

10:42A

3:37P

8:32P

Downtown ABQ

8:30A

1:25P

6:20P

Kewa

11:00A

3:55P

8:50P

11:18A

TRAIN STATIONS

Montaño

8:39A

1:34P

6:29P

Sandoval / US 550

4:13P

9:08P

Los Ranchos / JC

8:45A

1:40P

6:35P

Downtown Bernalillo

11:21A

4:16P

9:11P

Sandia Pueblo

8:50A

1:45P

6:40P

Sandia Pueblo

11:30A

4:25P

9:20P

Downtown Bernalillo

8:58A

1:53P

6:48P

Los Ranchos / JC

11:35A

4:30P

9:25P

Sandoval / US 550

9:02A

1:57P

6:52P

Montaño

11:41A

4:36P

9:31P

6:56A

11:51A

Kewa

9:20A

2:15P

7:10P

Downtown ABQ

4:45P

9:41P

SF County / NM 599

9:41A

2:36P

7:31P

Bernalillo County

7:06A

12:01P

4:56P

Zia Road

9:52A

2:47P

7:42P

Isleta Pueblo

7:14A

12:09P

5:04P

South Capitol

10:00A

2:55P

7:50P

Los Lunas

7:25A

12:20P

5:15P

10:05A

3:00P

7:55P

Belen

7:35A

12:30P

5:25P

READ DOWN Train has designated QUIET CAR

HORARIO DEL DOMINGO

#702

TRAIN STATIONS

Santa Fe Depot

LEA HACIA ABAJO

LEA HACIA ABAJO

LEA HACIA ABAJO

READ DOWN

LEA HACIA ABAJO

El tren tiene un vagón silencioso (QUIET CAR)

Means train does not stop

Significa que el tren no se detiene

0:00

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Train arrives but does not continue

El tren llega a destino pero no continúa

Free Bus Connections Present your valid mobile or printed New Mexico Rail Runner Express ticket and ride most buses for free. If you’re riding the train free and are planning on making a connection, ask a Ticket Agent for a bus transfer slip. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2020 See the full connections list in the center spread.

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Fares Free Fares

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR FARE Step 1: Count the number of zones Count the number of zones through which you will travel. Step 2: Pick the type of fare you need Select a one-way ticket, a day pass, a monthly or an annual pass. Select reduced fare if eligible. Step 3: Check the chart below and see how much your fare is

- Children 9 and under - Active Duty Military & Veterans Accepted IDs include a VHIC or VA medical card, a veteran’s ID (VIC card), a driver’s license with a veteran’s designation, Department of Defense Active Duty & Dependent Military IDs, and the NMRX Freedom Pass.

Reduced Fares

FULL FARE monthly pass

annual pass

one-way

day pass

1 zone

$2

$3

$39

$385

2 zones

$3

$4

$55

$550

3 zones

$5

$6

$72

$715

4 zones

$8

$9

$105

$1045

5 zones

$9

$10

$110

$1100

6 zones

$10

$11

$121

$1210

- Youth ages 10-17 - Students with a valid student ID - Seniors age 62+ - Medicare Card holders - People with disabilities who show: - A NM MVD notification - A letter from a doctor indicating the disability (with exp. date) - An ABQ RIDE Honored Citizen Card - A Santa Fe Ride Card - Santa Fe Trails Half Fare Card

3 Ways to Purchase Your Ticket

REDUCED FARE one-way

day pass

monthly pass

annual pass

1 zone

$1

$2

$19

$187

2 zones

$1

$2

$28

$275

3 zones

$2

$3

$36

$352

4 zones

$4

$6

$52

$517

5 zones

$4

$7

$55

$550

6 zones

$5

$8

$61

$605

Mobile APP (NMRX) For Apple and Android. riometro.org Purchase and print tickets.

SYSTEM MAP Santa Fe Depot South Capitol Zia Road

Santa Fe Co. NM 599

Kewa Pueblo

Sandoval Co. / US 550 Downtown Bernalillo

Sandia Pueblo Los Ranchos Journal Center Montaño Downtown Albuquerque Bernalillo Co. Isleta Pueblo

On The Train: Fares are collected by a ticket agent.

Los Lunas Belen

Holiday Schedule Memorial Day

Veterans Day

Independance Day

Thanksgiving Day

Labor Day

Day After Thanksgiving

Indigenous Peoples Day

Christmas Day

Monday, May 25, 2020 - No Service Saturday, July 4th, 2020 - Saturday Schedule Monday, September 7, 2020 - No Service Monday, October 12, 2020 - Weekday Schedule

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - Sunday Schedule Thursday, November 26, 2020 - No Service Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday Schedule Friday, December 25, 2020 - No Service

Question & Answer

Can I charge my mobile device on the train? Electrical outlets are available for passenger use at each of the tables on the train. Tables are located on the mezzanine and upper levels only.

How do I buy tickets? Tickets can be purchased online at riometro.org, onboard the train from the ticket agents, or on the Rio Ticketing app. We accept cash, debit, and credit cards (except American Express).

Can I bring my bicycle/sports equipment on the train? Bicycles, skis and other sporting equipment are welcome on the train at no charge. Each train car has designated space for up to 8 bicycles. During the winter months, the train also provides storage containers for ski equipment. Please store your equipment in the designated storage areas.

Are discounted tickets available? Reduced fares are available to youth ages 10-17, students with a valid ID, seniors age 62+, and people with disabilities. Children 9 and under ride free. Veterans and Active Duty Military with a federally issued photo ID ride free. See the fare information listed in this magazine for details and a list of acceptable ID cards. Do you offer a discount for group travel? Discounted rates are available for groups of 25 or more. Contact Rio Metro’s Customer Service office at 866-795-7245 prior to travel date for details and pricing. Is my ticket refundable if I don’t use it? Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Can I buy a ticket for someone else? Yes, you may purchase a ticket for another person from our online ticketing (riometro.org). You will need to email the ticket to the person you are buying it for; they can either print it out or show it to the ticket agent on their mobile device. How does Seniors 62+ Ride Free work? Every Wednesday in 2020, seniors age 62+ can ride any north or southbound train for free. Just show the ticket agent your valid photo ID (must contain birth date). To make a bus connection, ask your ticket agent to print out a free transfer slip. Is there parking available at the train stations? Free onsite parking is available at all of the Rail Runner stations with the exception of Downtown ABQ and the Santa Fe Depot. Parking at Downtown ABQ and the Santa Fe Depot is available for a fee at adjacent parking facilities. Overnight parking is at your own risk. Are there restrooms on the train? At least one restroom is available on every New Mexico Rail Runner Express train. Longer trains will have more than one restroom. Can I bring or buy food on the train? Passengers are welcome to bring and consume food and beverages (excluding alcohol) on the train. Food and beverages are not available for purchase on the train.

RAIL RUNNER EXPRESS

Are pets allowed on the train? Pets are not allowed onboard, only service animals. Service animals can be guide dogs for the blind or visually impaired, signal dogs for the hearing impaired, or other types of animals that can be individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Learn more about riding with a service animal at riometro.org. Can I use my train ticket to get on area buses? Yes. Your train ticket or federally issued Veteran or Active Duty Military photo ID allows free bus connections on ABQ RIDE, Rio Metro, Santa Fe Trails, and most NCRTD buses on the same day of travel. Additional bus connections are available for a nominal fee. See the fare information listed in this magazine for a list of acceptable ID cards. How old do children need to be to ride alone? Children must be at least 10 years old to ride the train without a supervising adult. What happens if I leave something on the train? If you leave an item on the train, please contact Customer Service at 505-245-7245. Lost items can be picked up at Herzog Transit Services, 100 Iron SE, Albuquerque, 87102, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Non-essential items are held for 30 days. Essential items, such as keys, IDs, wallets, phones, purses, etc. will be held for 90 days. If you find an item on the train, please turn it in to a ticket agent or conductor. How can I find out if the train is delayed? There are several options for passengers to stay informed about the status of the train. Rider Alerts are posted on the home page of the Rio Metro website, riometro.org. You can also sign up on the website to receive text alerts for specific train routes and be notified of delays longer than 10 minutes. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates about train delays and other information. Can I use the train to get to the airport? Passengers can travel between the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and the Rail Runner using ABQ RIDE buses. Look for the bus stop signs at the airport. Connections are available Monday-Saturday. Visit riometro.org or call 505-245-RAIL (7245) or 866-795-7245 for a list of airport connections. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2020

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Event information may have changed since the time of publication. Please call or check event website to confirm dates and times. ONGOING EVENTS Seniors Ride Free New Mexico Rail Runner Express Every Wednesday in 2020 Seniors 62+ can ride the Rail Runner for free. Take the train to Albuquerque or Santa Fe to enjoy food, art, culture, shopping, and more. (866) 795-7245 riometro.org Santa Fe Farmers Market Santa Fe Railyard Every Saturday year-round 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 983-4098 santafefarmersmarket.com Railyard Artisan Market Santa Fe Railyard Every Sunday year-round 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 983-4098 santafefarmersmarket.com Santa Fe Artists Market Santa Fe Railyard Saturdays, March – May 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 310-8766 santafeartistsmarket.com Downtown Growers’ Market Robinson Park, Albuquerque Saturdays, April 18 – November 7 8 a.m. – Noon Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to 8th St. & Central. (505) 252-2959 downtowngrowers.org

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Rail Yards Market Blacksmith Shop, Albuquerque Rail Yard Sundays, May - October 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk south to 1st St. & Hazeldine. (505) 600-1109 railyardsmarket.org El Museo Winter Market El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Weekends through May 31 Saturdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 250-8969 elmuseoculturalwintermarket.org Downtown Albuquerque Walking Tours Meet at the corner of 1st & Central, Albuquerque Saturdays 10 a.m. – Noon Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to Central & 1st St. albuqhistsoc.org Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations NM Museum of Natural History & Science Daily through May 17 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Rio Grande, then walk north to Mountain Rd. & 18th St. (505) 841-2800 nmnaturalhistory.org Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies NM Museum of Natural History & Science Daily through October 25 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Rio Grande, then walk north to Mountain Rd. & 18th St. (505) 841-2800 nmnaturalhistory.org

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Exhibit: Time Exposures Isleta Resort & Casino 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily Exit the train at the Isleta Pueblo Station and take the free Isleta Casino Shuttle. isleta.com/time-exposures APRIL ALL MONTH Kids Free Spring Break Various Locations in Santa Fe From March 1 to April 21 take advantage of great local deals on food, arts, and cultural attractions. santafe.org ALL MONTH Exhibit: Wonder Women of Rio Abajo Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts Now through May 30 Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Los Lunas and walk .5 mi north to Main & Vallejos. (505) 352-7720 loslunasnm.gov ALL MONTH Exhibit: Masterworks of New Mexico Expo NM, Albuquerque March 27 – April 19 Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. masterworksnm.org ALL MONTH Exhibit: NM Photographic Art Show Expo NM, Albuquerque March 29 – April 19 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. anmpas.com

APRIL 3-5 New Mexico International Auto Show Albuquerque Convention Center Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk north to Tijeras & 2nd St. newmexicoautoshow.com APRIL 4 Fiestas de Albuquerque Old Town Albuquerque Noon – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Rio Grande. (505) 768-3556 cabq.gov APRIL 18-19 ABQ Home & Garden Show Expo NM, Albuquerque Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. abqhomeandgardenshow.com APRIL 18-19 Half Price Weekend Albuquerque Zoo, Aquarium & Botanic Garden 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ. Take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Tingley for the Aquarium/ Garden. Take ABQ RIDE Route 53 south to 8th & Atlantic. (505) 768-2000 cabq.gov APRIL 23 Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations Albuquerque Convention Center Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk north to Tijeras & 2nd St. (505) 836-2810 gatheringofnations.com

APRIL 23-25 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow EXPO New Mexico, Albuquerque Event times vary Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. (505) 836-2810 gatheringofnations.com APRIL 25 Children’s Seed Festival Albuquerque Botanic Garden 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & New York. (505) 768-2000 cabq.gov APRIL 25-27 SW Model Railroad Club Vendor Show & Exhibit Los Lunas Transportation Center Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Exit the train at the Los Lunas Station. swmrctrains.com APRIL 26 Earth Day Celebration Railyard Park, Santa Fe 12 – 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 316-3596 railyardpark.org MAY ALL MONTH Native Dances Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 36 north to 12th St. & Indian School Rd. (505) 843-7270 indianpueblo.org

MAY 8 National Public Gardens Day Albuquerque Botanic Garden 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & New York. (505) 848-7110 cabq.gov MAY 8-9 Canyon Road Spring Art Festival Canyon Road, Santa Fe 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to Canyon Road. visitcanyonroad.com MAY 21-31 ABQ Beer Week Various Locations, Albuquerque Many breweries are a short walk or bus ride from the Downtown ABQ Station. abqbeerweek.com MAY 23-24 Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Santa Fe Community Convention Center Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to W. Marcy St. & Grant Ave. nativetreasures.org MAY 24 ABQ Blues & Brews Sandia Resort & Casino 2-6 p.m. Exit the train at the Sandia Pueblo Station and take the free Sandia Casino Shuttle. abqbluesandbrews.com

MAY 29-31 NM Cocktails & Culture Festival Various Locations, Santa Fe Many events are a short walk or bus ride from the Santa Fe Depot Station. nmcocktailculture.com JUNE ALL MONTH Trinity: Reflections on the Bomb Albuquerque Museum Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Rio Grande. (505) 243-7255 cabq.gov ALL MONTH Exhibit: Word Play New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to Lincoln & W. Palace Ave. (505) 476-5072 nmartmuseum.org ALL MONTH Exhibit: El Voto Femenino National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 53 south to Bridge & 8th St. (505) 246-2261 nhccnm.org

JUNE 8 World Oceans Day ABQ BioPark Aquarium 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & New York. (505) 848-7180 cabq.gov JUNE 11-13 Albuquerque Pride Fest Expo NM, Albuquerque Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. (505) 873-8084 abqpride.com JUNE 12-21 Currents New Media Festival Various Locations, Santa Fe Interactive installations, multimedia performances, experimental documentaries, workshops, and more. currentsnewmedia.org JUNE 27 NM Science Fiesta Expo NM, Albuquerque 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66, 766 or 777 east to Central & San Pedro. explora.us

JUNE 6-7 Challenge NM Arts & Crafts Show Historic Santa Fe Plaza 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to E. San Francisco & Lincoln Ave. (505) 470-9088 challengenewmexico.com www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2020

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Love Your Wednesdays in 2020! Seniors 62+ Ride Free

Yes, seniors 62 and older ride the Rail Runner for free every Wednesday. Allyne Clarke, Marketing Director for the Rail Runner, says on average about 500 seniors take advantage of this opportunity every week, and there’s room for more. “Most seniors take the 510 from Downtown Albuquerque to the north,” T A N FE SA Clarke says. The 510 leaves Albuquerque about 9:35 a.m. and arrives at the Santa Fe Depot at 11:16 a.m., just in time for lunch. And a lot of restaurants offer senior discounts. “You can walk down Guadalupe Rd or take the free shuttle or bus to the OPEN SATURDAY OPEN YEAR-ROUND YEAR-ROUND SATURDAY OPEN YEAR-ROUND SATURDAY OPEN YEAR-ROUND SATURDAYPlaza, eat and go shopping.” OCT MAY JUN SEP OCT - MAY JUN - SEP

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KEEP ROLLIN’ Clarke says many seniors also take their bicycles on the train to take advantage of the trail systems available in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque. The City of Santa Fe has several maps available on the web at Santafenm.gov/trails_1. Depart at the Zia Rail Runner Station, and the Arroyo de los Chamisos and the Rail Trail make a huge part of Santa Fe accessible to cyclists. Always watch for trains when crossing the tracks. In Albuquerque, the North Diversion Channel Trail is easily accessible from the Los Ranchos Journal Center Train Station. HEADING SOUTH For seniors who like to venture out, there’s lots to do and see in Albuquerque. Most seniors take the 509 train from the Santa Fe Depot at 7:13 a.m which arrives Downtown Albuquerque at 8:45 a.m., Clarke says. There are several restaurants and breweries within walking distance of the Downtown Albuquerque Station, or from there, catch the ABQ RIDE Route 66 bus east to the University and Nob Hill area for more dining and shopping. To explore Albuquerque’s Old Town, head west on the ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 bus to Central and Rio Grande. There you’ll find locally-owned stores with unique art, jewelry, clothing, and hand-crafted goods, along with great restaurants, many of which offer senior discounts. While there, take a short walk north to several museums, like the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science or Explora, and be a kid again! It’s easy to get a schedule - just point your browser to riometro.org/226/Weekday and select your point of origin and destination, then press the Get Schedule button. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2020

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eventy years ago Tom Bahti, a recent graduate in anthropology from University of New Mexico, opened Ghost Ranch Trading Post at Ghost Ranch, near Abiqiui, New Mexico. That winter he moved to Tucson where he opened Tom Bahti Indian Arts. He was a widely recognized authority on Indian arts and culture and in the forefront of those supporting the modern movement in Indian art. Beginning in 1966 he wrote a trilogy of books on Southwest Indian Arts & Crafts, Tribes and Ceremonials that have sold over one million copies. His son Mark took over the store in 1972 and has also written a number of books and articles on various aspects of Indian art, culture and history and has served on the board of the Tucson Indian Center (run by and for urban Indians) since 1976 and serves on the Foundation board of the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe. Mark and his wife, Emmi Whitehorse, continue the commitment to working with established emerging jewelry artists, painters, sculptors as well as Hopi katsina carvers, Tohono O'odham basket weavers, and Navajo rug weavers. Come visit at 119 East Palace Avenue

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CHAMA: New Mexico’s Mecca for Year-Round Fun One of the best-kept secrets in New Mexico is the enchanting Village of Chama. With an elevation of 7,860 feet, Chama is nestled high in the Southern Rockies, just 120 miles North of Santa Fe. The historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad steam trains leave the Chama depot daily from Memorial Day weekend to mid-October. Riding the railroad is a day trip of exhilarating mountain views, deep gorges, beautiful spring wild flowers and later in the season, amazing fall colors. Fishing local trout streams and lakes is a leisurely pleasure. For a more challenging experience try fly fishing the Rio Chama, which runs the east side of the Village. Hikers and mountain bikers find many trails including the Continental Divide Trail nearby. The Sargent’s Wildlife Area surrounds Chama with meadows and trails for hiking and horseback riding. Hunting adventures with reliable guides are close to town. Chama has a lively western-style business district with lodging, RV Parks and cozy dining establishments. Located at the junction of highway 17 and U.S. 84 (take State Hwy 285 north from Santa Fe to Española then take the “Chama Highway” (84) north), the Village of Chama is the perfect destination for anyone seeking scenic outdoor recreation. Crowds gather in Chama for the Western Heritage Days which is the second weekend in June. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers a fireworks train in the evening on the 4th of July. Chama Days, the second weekend of August, is always fun with a softball tournament, NMPRC Rodeo, dances, and a parade. Enjoy the Valley Studio Tour every Labor Day weekend and visit local artists. Cool times in cool pines are the epitome of summer fun in Chama’s cabins and vacation ranches. Oh, yeah, and it’s an absolute mecca for winter sports, too! For your safety and comfort bring a light jacket or sweater for those cool evening walks and check with the local ranger district before heading out to hike. Never travel alone and make sure you are adequately prepared. At these altitudes, the weather can sneak up on you.

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New Mexico Express Spring 2020  

The official magazine of the NM Rail Runner Express . Where to go and what to do and how to get there in New Mexico.

New Mexico Express Spring 2020  

The official magazine of the NM Rail Runner Express . Where to go and what to do and how to get there in New Mexico.