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INDEX 5: A Message from the Board Chair

15: Question & Answer

6: Get Your Chile Fix

16: Rail & Bus Connections Guide

7: Bike Share is Picking up the Pace

18: Weekday Schedule

8: Where the Locals Fish Year-Round

19: Weekend Schedule

10: Rio Metro Buses Provide Access to Destinations Throughout Central NM 11: Trax Promotes Safety While Having Fun

20: Holiday Schedule 21: Schedule of Events 23: CHAMA: New Mexico’s Mecca for Year-Round Fun

12: Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex

29: Train Games

14: Rio Metro Dial-a-Ride: A Demand

30: Route 66 Casino•Hotel

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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. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.RIOMETRO.ORG | WWW.TRAVELNEWMEX.COM

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A Message from the Board Chair As Chair of the Rio Metro Board of Directors, I’m pleased to welcome you aboard the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and our network of transit services spanning Central New Mexico! Whether you’re a regular commuter or this is your first trip, please know that everyone at Rio Metro is committed to great customer service and to making sure you have a safe and comfortable ride with us.

officials from Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia Counties, all of us committed to providing customer-oriented transportation that is safe, clean and reliable.

Rio Metro operates the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and provides connections to an integrated network of 60+ buses that cover more than 11,800 square miles. Our board of directors is made up of elected

Maggie Hart Stebbins Board Chair, Rio Metro Regional Transit District Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners Commission District #3

We have designed Rio Metro services to offer our riders affordable transportation to jobs, educational opportunities, medical care, and entertainment options throughout this region – all while taking 333.3 million+ vehicle miles traveled off our roads and protecting our air and quality of life by reducing air pollution. And, when you leave the driving to us, you’re free to relax and appreciate the fabulous vistas along the Rail Runner’s 95mile corridor. Rio Metro is dedicated to providing a great customer experience and welcomes suggestions on how we can serve you better. Please contact our customer service staff at 1-866-795-7245. Sincerely,

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Get Your Chile Fix

New 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. Chile continues to be a staple at restaurants from Santa Fe to Belen, and if the New Mexico Rail Runner Express didn’t already have a name, it could be considered a modern Chile Line. Our tour of green chile opportunities starts in Santa Fe, where passengers leave the train just a parking lot away from plates of fresh sopapillas, enchiladas, and of course, green chile. TOMASITA’S in Santa Fe – Rail Runner passengers don’t have to wander far to get the taste of New Mexico. Basically, the train ride ends right at Tomasita’s, 550 S. Guadalupe St. This red brick building, built in 1904, is literally the station house for the original Chili Line which made its final run on Sept. 1, 1941. Manager Ignacio Patsalis says Tomasita’s two locations (the second in Albuquerque) use a total of 128,000 pounds of green chile annually, and the figures are taped to the freezer door. The Santa Fe location has been at the Railyard since 1980, Patsalis says, although it originally opened on Hickock St. in 1974. If you don’t know where to start on the menu, Patsalis recommends the green chile enchiladas which comes with rice, beans and fresh sopapillas. Delightful is probably the best description of the green chile’s flavor, although Patsalis says a lot of customers ask for Christmas so they can enjoy both red and green chile. Check out the menu and the many chile options available at www.tomasitas.com, or follow them on Facebook @TomasitasSantaFe. THE RANGE in Bernalillo – “We do get customers from the Rail Runner’s Downtown Bernalillo Station,” says Ann Fisher-Ives, who has been managing this Bernalillo chile locale for 22 years. “They ride the train up from Albuquerque or down from Santa Fe, to eat, then they get back on the train and ride home.” The Bernalillo location alone uses 37,000 pounds of green chile annually, and the chain proudly proclaims they use only chile from Bueno Food’s certified New Mexico program. Bueno works with the Hatch Chile Association and the New Mexico Chile Association to deliver the taste New Mexico loves. The Green Chile Chicken Stew at the Range comes with a tortilla and blue corn chips, and it will warm you up on a cold day. Sunday breakfast may be the busiest time to get a table at the Bernalillo location, but Fisher-Ives says the restaurant does take reservations.

Huevos Rancheros with green chile is highly recommended at Flying Star. Photo by Martin Frentzel.

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Combination Dinner No. 2 includes a chile relleno at Pete’s in Belen. Photo by Martin Frentzel.

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In addition to local residents, the restaurant is seeing an uptick in tourists who have heard about the state’s chile fetish, and want to taste it for themselves. The Range even sells Apple-and-Green-Chile Pie in season, which certainly proves that Josiah Gregg got it right. This is only one of five Range locations where New Mexicans’ satisfy their chile cravings. Find Tomasita’s serves green chile enchiladas in the list and menu items online at the “Chile Line” station house built in 1904. Photo by Martin Frentzel. www.rangecafe.com. FLYING STAR in Albuquerque – There are six Flying Star locations across Albuquerque, and chile is a staple at all of them. Jeff Graham is the manager at the Corrales restaurant, and he’s been working for the chain for 20 years. His location alone uses close to 100 pounds of chile a week, and 25 gallons of green chile sauce. Graham recommends the Huevos Rancheros with green, or the green chile pork stew. “We have a lot of regulars. The chile cools them off when it’s hot, and warms them up Green Chile Chicken Stew when it’s cold,” he says. “No one does chile at the Range in Bernalillo. quite like New Mexico.” Photo by Martin Frentzel. Flying Star’s chile is all grown in New Mexico, and several years ago the restaurants switched from a mild to hot. “It increased our sales. Our customers seem to prefer to have the fire.” For locations, menu details, and business hours, visit www.flyingstarcafe.com. PETE’S in Belen – Marie Torres, a manager at Pete’s, has literally spent her entire life at the restaurant. That’s because her grandparents, Pete and Eligia Torres, opened it for business in 1949. This is truly a family restaurant and a place where “locals” gather to see friends and neighbors. New customers are always welcome, Marie says, and she reports that the Bugg Lights display during the Christmas holidays at the Harvey House Museum, right across the street, brings in lots of new faces. Torres recommends the dinner combination No. 2 for those seeking a chile fix. It comes with a relleno (a green chile stuffed with cheese, battered and fried), enchilada, a beef taco, and your choice of two sides – we went with the squash and beans. The plate was filling, so if you need something lighter you might try the green chile stew. Evelyn Jaramillo, who has been cooking at Pete’s for 36 years, makes 20 to 25 gallons of the stew every week. Pete’s is located at 105 N. 1st St., a short stroll from the Belen Rail Runner Station. You can also peruse their menu online at www.petescafenewmexico.com. TRAILS AND BYWAYS Of course, there are hundreds of other places serving green chile across New Mexico. Many of them can be found on the New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail or the New Mexico Breakfast Burrito Byway. Visit www.newmexico.org and search “culinary trails” to find out more. Chile remains a way of life in New Mexico, just as it was in 1844. Get out there and taste your heritage!


Bike Share is Picking up the Pace Albuquerque’s bike share started in downtown as a pilot program called BICI, an abbreviated form of the Spanish word for bicycle – bicicleta. DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative and the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) started the program and used Zagster to provide the shared bikes. “The pilot program (BICI) was a hit,” says Valerie Hermanson, a planner for MRCOG in Albuquerque. “People were asking us to expand it.” MRCOG Planner Since the pilot, the program has moved Valerie Hermanson under Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s the new Pace management. Rio Metro selected Zagster through on bike. a rigorous request for proposals process as the bike share vendor and will be using Zagster’s new Pace bike share model for its expansion. Launched last December, Pace is Zagster’s new nationwide, dockless bike sharing service for cities and colleges — and Albuquerque is one of the first communities to join the network. With Pace, users will still enjoy the predictability of dedicated bike share hubs in key locations, but they will now be allowed to lock the bicycles to public bicycle racks as well. The concept behind Pace is to give riders easy access to shared bicycles in Albuquerque and other cities. Due to the overwhelming success of the pilot program, expansion is indeed on the way this Spring. Pace will balloon from the original 75 bikes and 15 parking locations across downtown Albuquerque to 250 bikes and 50 locations linking Nob Hill to Downtown. Riders logged more than 10,000 trips on those 75 original bikes between May 15, 2015 and January 2018. EMPHASIS ON BIKES Cycling is expected to play a larger role in Albuquerque’s future transportation network. The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is putting special emphasis on bicycling as an alternative for several reasons. Bikes don’t require the huge parking lots necessary for cars, so land is available for other purposes, and biking is faster than walking. Passengers using the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to commute from other communities, for example, also may take their bikes on the train to complete their journey to classes, work, shopping, or some other destination. This expansion of Pace is being funded through Federal Transportation Alternative Program grants, Hermanson says. Rio Metro received $600,724 for federal fiscal year 2017, and an additional $598,159 for federal fiscal year 2018. The federal money is the capital necessary to install the new bikes and parking; maintenance and operations will be covered by sponsors. In all, the federal money pays for 85.44 percent of the project, and there is a 14.56 percent local match, Hermanson says. Another interesting fact discovered through BICI was that 53 percent of the riders from the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area were women. That’s very different from a 2014 MRCOG travel survey that found that only 32 percent of all bike rides were made by women. “It is important to have gender parity in bicycling,” Hermanson says, “It’s also an indicator of a bicycle-friendly community.” SMART PHONE REQUIRED When the new Pace service opens this spring, one will need a smart phone and the Pace app to access the bikes. Participants also will need a credit or debit card and must be 18 or older. Pace users will be charged $1 for every 30 minutes of riding. Most bike share data suggest that bike trips are typically shorter than 3 miles. To learn more about Pace bike share by Rio Metro, visit www.riometro.org or ridepace.com

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Where the Locals Fish Year-Round

The one that got away is a common trout fishing story in New Mexico. And most anglers are willing to share their favorite spots in the mountains where they enjoy the shade of tall trees, the singing of birds and that famous New Mexico sun. During the winter, however, when the waters up north are frozen, a surprising number of anglers come to the Albuquerque area to fish anywhere from Bernalillo to Belen, communities easily accessed from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. “When we do our creel surveys, we always ask anglers for their zip codes,” says Eric Frey, Sportfish Program Manager for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “People from Farmington and Hobbs are often found fishing at Tingley Beach in Albuquerque,” he says. WEEKLY STOCKINGS Frye says Tingley Beach near the Albuquerque BioPark receives 51,000 rainbow trout between October and March each year. Buses can run anglers from the Rail Runner’s Downtown Albuquerque Station to Tingley, which has a kids’ pond, a catchand-release pond, and a feed-the-frying pan pond. The fish are delivered weekly, and as April 1 approaches – the start of New Mexico’s new fishing license year – Game and Fish increases the size by 10 percent of the rainbows being planted. “We start adding 17-inch fish to those stockings at Tingley, to get people excited about the new license year,” Frye says. Licenses are valid April 1 through March 31 each year, and an annual license costs $25 for adults, $5 for juniors ages 12 to 17, and $8 for seniors 65 to 69. Anglers 70 and older need to obtain a license, but they are free. Depending upon your age, you may need a Habitat Management and Access Validation ($4), and a Habitat Improvement Stamp ($5) if you fish waters on National Forest or Bureau of Land Management landscapes. Details are available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. In addition to stocking Tingley BELOW: Santa Fe angler Luis Beach, trout are planted by the Perez fished Tingley Beach in February when the northern state in the drains (known as clear waters were frozen. ditches) that parallel the Rio Grande Photo by Martin Frentzel. from Bernalillo to Belen. Check the stocking report on the Game and Fish website to find one close to you. Tingley Beach also is stocked with channel catfish during the summer. BELOW: Angler Frank Estrada brings in a winter trout at Sandia Lakes. Photo by Martin Frentzel.

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Lou Y. Curran of Albuquerque enjoys a warm winter day’s fishing at Tingley Beach. Photo by Martin Frentzel.

Looking for even more options? Both Sandia Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo have fishing lakes where anglers are welcome. SANDIA LAKES “We keep track of the catch rate, and when it drops we order a load of fish,” says Sandia Lakes Manager Sandy Espinosa. Each load is 2,200 pounds of trout. During the summer, Sandia plants 8,000 pounds of channel catfish. Those summer catfish seem to draw the biggest crowds, Espinosa says. “Summer is the busiest. The kids are out of school and the families get to do more things outdoors.” Sandia Lakes were remodeled in 2009, so the lakes and restrooms are entirely wheelchair accessible. Fishing fees for adults and youth 12 and older are $20 a day with a five-fish limit. Seniors 60 and older are charged $15 and the limit is four fish. Children 11 and younger are charged $12 with a three-fish limit. Those who just want to visit the lake to see the bald or golden eagles are charged $3 for adults, $1 for children. Sandia Lakes is about a mile from the Rail Runner’s Sandia Station, and the casino shuttle will take anglers to the lakes if they request it, Espinosa says. ISLETA LAKES The Rail Runner’s Isleta Station is just a few hundred feet from the entrance to Isleta Lakes, says Kayla Singletary, spokeswoman for Isleta. It’s possible to walk to the lakes from the station but the casino shuttle will take anglers to the water, she says. Camping is allowed year-round at Isleta, and the fee is $37.10 a night, or $222.60 for a week. Water, electricity, restrooms, and showers are provided. Similar to other waters along the Rail Runner corridor, trout are stocked during the winter and catfish are planted during the warm summer months. Adults 12 and older pay $16, and seniors 60+ are charged $14. Anglers 11 and younger are charged $9. Nonfishing visitors are charged $2. Trout and catfish derbies are held annually, and some tagged fish are worth $1,000 in prize money. Isleta Lakes attracts bald eagles which perch in the large cottonwoods around the lakes. Singletary says the best eagle viewing is in the early morning hours of the fall-winter seasons.


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Rio Metro Buses Provide Access to Destinations Throughout Central NM School, work, doctors’ appointments, shopping – these are just some of the destinations that Rio Metro bus passengers go to throughout the week. “People use our buses for both business and pleasure,” says David Maes, Transit Manager at the Rio Metro Regional Transit District’s Valencia County Office. “For example, people are using the new Route 208 bus from Valencia County to get to recreational activities in Albuquerque. They will transfer to an ABQ RIDE bus to go to the mall, and many of them also go to the VA Hospital.” Rio Metro operates a total of 10 fixed bus routes serving Valencia County, Sandoval County, Bernalillo County, and the Pueblo of Isleta. Four of those routes are based in Los Lunas, and are managed by Rio Metro’s Valencia County office. VALENCIA COUNTY “We have the 206 in Belen, the 207 and 209 in Los Lunas, and the new 208 that goes from Belen all the way to the Alvarado Transportation Center in Albuquerque,” says Maes. Rio Metro Route 206 provides weekday round-trips to and from area neighborhoods to the Belen Rail Runner Station. Route 207 does the same in Los Lunas, and also connects to the Route 209, which takes passengers out to the UNM Valencia Campus. The newest route that originates in Valencia County is the 208. Route 208 makes three northbound and three southbound trips each weekday between Belen and downtown Albuquerque, with stops along the way including two at the Pueblo of Isleta. Rio Metro has a fleet of 27 buses in Valencia County. All are accessible and have wheelchair lifts. The four newest vehicles are low-floor buses. “These have ramps and are mostly used on the fixed routes,” says Maes. “They provide easier accessibility and are safer for the drivers since they don’t actually have to leave the bus to operate a lift.”

Rio Metro’s Route 209 bus makes five trips to and from the UNM Valencia Campus each weekday.

SANDOVAL COUNTY “We have five routes in Sandoval County,” says Elizabeth Carter, Assistant Transportation Director for Rio Metro. Rio Metro’s Sandoval County buses take passengers throughout that area, including to the north-central pueblos of Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Cochiti, and Jemez. All of these routes also serve or provide a connection to New Mexico Rail Runner Express stations. Rio Metro Route 201 operates within Bernalillo and Enchanted Hills. Route 505 provides an early morning trip between the Sandoval County / US 550 Rail Runner Station and downtown Albuquerque. The Route 202 goes further north, providing service up to Santo Domingo, Peña Blanca, and Cochiti Pueblo. Route 204 takes passengers north up NM4 to San Ysidro, Jemez Pueblo, and Jemez Springs. From Route 204, passengers can connect to Rio Metro Route 8, which takes people as far north as Cuba. “We have a lot of people that utilize the bus service in Sandoval County to get to and from work and to connect to the US 550 New Mexico Rail Runner station,” says Carter. “People use the Route 201, which is our mid-day service, to access the Walmart and Home Depot in Rio Rancho.” As with all other Rio Metro Routes, these operate on weekdays only. Rio Metro’s bus service in Sandoval County is contracted out with a company called All Aboard America, which provides buses and drivers on Rio Metro’s behalf, says Carter. All of the buses are accessible and equipped with wheelchair lifts. RIDING – THE REST OF THE STORY

Jemez Springs, Jemez Pueblo and San Ysidro are among the stops made by Rio Metro’s Route 204 bus.

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In addition to the services listed above, Rio Metro also has a route that goes from Albuquerque’s west side to the Route 66 Casino Hotel. This service, Route 366, is used primarily by people working at and visiting the facility. “The services that we provide help improve individuals’ quality of life as they may have no other means of transportation available,” says Carter. A one way trip on a Rio Metro bus costs $1 per zone. Reduced fares are available for youth, students, seniors, Medicare card (continued on Page 14)


Trax Promotes Safety While Having Fun Residents of New Mexico have always admired roadrunners, and even believe they have special powers. Roadrunner feathers often are attached to Native American cradleboards to keep children safe. It should surprise no one that this magical bird is keeping children safe along the Belen-to-Santa Fe rails of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Trax, an extra-large roadrunner with bright red feathers - rarely if ever found on New Mexico’s State Bird - is the mascot for the Rail Runner, and he participates in presentations intended to teach children safety lessons about trains throughout the year.

A WEBSITE AND TRADING CARD “We keep him pretty busy,” says Rio Metro Marketing Director Allyne Clarke. “He has become pretty much a staple part of every event we attend or sponsor.” This mascot made his initial public appearance on May 2, 2014 at an Albuquerque Isotopes baseball game. He was named through a public contest. “He has been a hit since then,” Clarke says. Trax has his own web page, trading cards, and is the star of Rio Metro’s award-winning rail safety activity book”, which was recognized in 2015 by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. “He also loves to dance,” Clarke says, “and he is a big hugger.” Just as some children are afraid of clowns, a few children are afraid of Trax with his big feet, big wings, and big beak. “However, at pretty much every event there’s one child who is just amazed and will follow Trax around and keep staring at him even after returning to their parents.” Among the events where Trax appears is Day of the Tread, a Halloween-themed bicycling fund-raiser stressing fitness with 80-mile, 50-mile, 9-mile and specialty routes. In addition to a Family Fitness Expo at Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza, there is a Rail Runner-sponsored Family Ride of 12 miles, with most participants getting on the Rail Runner at the Los Ranchos Station for a ride back downtown. The money generated assists Pegasus Legal Services for Children, and other child charities. Trax also participated in the Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Library System’s Summer Reading Program in 2017.

Throwing out the first pitch at an Albuquerque Isotopes game.

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Called “Transportation Fun with Trax”, he was part of 8 fun and interactive presentations that included stories, songs, safety tips, and a meet-and-greet. He is available for school presentations and other group events. To schedule a Trax appearance call 505-245-RAIL (7245) or send an email to riometro@mrcog-nm.gov.

HANDLERS NEEDED Don’t tell the kids, but Trax is actually a human wearing a costume, and therefore he needs “handlers”. Throughout baseball season, Trax makes frequent visits to Isotopes Park, “Everyone in the marketing and even has his own baseball cards. office has taken a turn being his handler,” says Riann Martinez, a marketing specialist. “We have to help guide him, as he has big feet. We help him with steps and tripping hazards.” The size of his wings also requires the handlers to assist handing out trading cards, and taking photos of Trax with kids and families. “Trax is a nice-looking character and he is a lot of fun. He really gets the kids involved,” Martinez says. During safety presentations, one of the things Trax teaches kids is how long it takes for a moving train to stop. He also demonstrates the heavy weight of trains as compared to an average car by stomping on an aluminum can. Students living along the Rail Runner’s corridor will certainly learn safety skills if they pay attention to Trax. For example, he teaches “Look, Listen, Live” skills through mime. He puts his wings near his eyes when he looks, next to his ears when he listens, and gives two “thumbs up” to indicate staying alert when near railroad tracks and crossings. Real roadrunners have been known to kill rattlesnakes, which certainly is dangerous. Fortunately, Trax doesn’t take those kinds of chances. Instead, his goal is to set a good example for children and people of all ages.

Trax, along with other local mascots, kicked-off the Rail Runner Family Ride during Day of the Tread.

Trax poses with a school group at the Main Library in Downtown Albuquerque.

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Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex

Saddle up and head south, Partner, a new rodeo arena and sports complex just opened 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. The new $2.5 million City of Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex opened February 18, 2017 for an inaugural 2-day event, the “Clint Benjamin Rope for Hope.” The rodeo facility/ sports complex features a covered rodeo arena, an outdoor practice arena, 100 horse stalls (50 covered, 50 uncovered), a two-mile walking/running trail, a concession stand, a 50 space RV park, four regulation-sized soccer fields, and a 5k crosscountry track. 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. City leaders also plan to establish a “Central New Mexico

State Fair” in Socorro which could potentially be held at the complex. Many events are planned for the new facility including polo tournaments, dog shows and concerts. Food and beverages are available on site. The Rodeo and Sports Complex restaurant is Fat Man & Little Boy Grill which offers burgers, a pulled pork sandwich, nachos, hot wings, Frito pie, chili cheese fries, breakfast burritos, and cinnamon rolls. Those thirsty for a libation can get that need quenched at the Capitol Bar which features domestic and craft beers, and a variety of mixed drinks. Events are already booking up for the new arena: NMRA Membership Drive Rodeo: March 24th - 25th. Starts at 1PM.

Photo by Dave Jennings,

Jennings Rodeo Photography. Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association: NM Bandoleros March 31st - April 1st. Starts at 9AM.

NM High School & Junior High Rodeo: April 7th - 8th. Starts at 8AM. Grand Canyon Region College Rodeo: April 13th - 14th. Performances start at 7PM both nights. Photo by Delilah Walsh.

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Socorro Events

San Agustin Plains outside Magdalena, Socorro County, NM

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1 SATURDAY EVENTS The first Saturday of each month our historic Hammel Museum is open to the public from 9 AM - NOON. Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array conducts guided tours from 11 AM– 5 PM. New Mexico Tech hosts 1st Saturday Star Party at Etscorn Observatory at 8 PM. ST

FARMERS MARKET- Every Sat. 9:00 AM - Sellout. In Socorro’s Historic Plaza. Lots of vendors with vegetables, fruit and chile roasting is available.                               

In person it is even more stunning.

COMMUNITY YOUTH FISHING DERBYSaturday March 24th, 2018 CITY OF SOCORRO EASTER EGG HUNTSaturday March 31st, 2018, 9 AM - 10:30 AM 4TH ANNUAL BLUES, BREWS AND BBQSSaturday April 7th, 2018 CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATIONSaturday May 5th, 2018 at Socorro’s Historic Plaza

City of Socorro Rodeo and Sports Complex NMRA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE RODEOMarch 24th - 25th, 2018 at 1 PM Separate rodeo each day. Lots of exciting competition. COWBOY MOUNTED SHOOTING ASSOCIATION- NM BANDOLEROSSaturday March 31st- April 1st, 2018. Starts at 9 AM. NM HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR HIGH RODEO- April 7th- 8th, 2018. Starts at 8 AM GRAND CANYON REGION COLLEGE RODEO- April 13th & 14th, 2018. Performances start at 7 PM both nights. www.Socorronm.gov Photography by Colleen Gino

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Rio Metro Buses Provide Access to Destinations Throughout Central NM (continued from Page 10) holders, and people with disabilities who can show appropriate documentation. Visit www.riometro.org for additional fare information, including additional information on reduced fare

availability, and schedules. To inquire about the Valencia County bus routes, call (505) 352-3595 and select option 2. For questions regarding Rio Metro’s Sandoval routes, call (877) 660-1110.

RIO METRO DIAL-A-RIDE: A DEMAND RESPONSE SERVICE In addition to operating fixed route bus service, Rio Metro also provides Dial-a-Ride service in Rio Rancho, Valencia County, and the Pueblo of Isleta. Dial-a-Ride is a demand response operation that picks passengers up at their home or designated location and takes them to a requested destination.

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The Rio Rancho Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door service available weekdays to residents of Rio Rancho who are 55 years or older, as well as disabled adults 18 years or older. Passengers can request rides starting as early as 7:30 a.m., with the latest pick-up time being 3 p.m.

The Pueblo of Isleta is home to Rio Metro’s newest demand response service. This particular Dial-a-Ride service, which began in December 2017, provides trips within the Pueblo between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. It also takes passengers to the Walmart in Los Lunas on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rio Metro’s Dial-a-Ride Service in Valencia County is open to anyone – there is no registration process and no age requirement. Passengers do, however, need to call the office to request a ride in advance.

The service primarily takes people within the city of Rio Rancho. However, it will go to Albuquerque for medical appointments, and makes a regular run on Mondays and Tuesdays to the Cottonwood Mall area.

There are no eligibility requirements, and at this time passengers are not charged a fare. Instead, the Pueblo has arranged to pay all fares. To request a ride, call (505) 352-3595 and select option 1 before 12 Noon one business day in advance.

“In Rio Rancho, people often use the service to go to Walmart and to Smith’s to go shopping,” says Carl Seif, Transit Manager at Rio Metro’s Sandoval Office. “Another popular destination is the Meadowlark Senior Center. We also take a lot of people to adult daycare facilities like Share Your Care and Life Roots.” One must be registered for the service to schedule a ride. For information on how to register, call (505) 944-1608. Rides vary in cost depending on destination: trips to Rio Rancho city facilities cost $1 each way, trips into Albuquerque for medical appointments cost $4 each way. Rides can be requested up to 13 days in advance by calling the same number. Cash is not accepted on the bus; passengers may purchase a fare card at the Meadowlark Senior Center. 14

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Can I charge my cell phone/laptop/tablet 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.

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Question & Answer 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). 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. Please see the fare information listed in this magazine for details and a list of acceptable ID cards. Discounted tickets are also available to groups of 25 or more through the Customer Service Department. Call 505-245-RAIL(7245) for information about group travel. What is the Freedom Pass? The Freedom Pass is a lifetime pass that allows veterans with a VA medical card to ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express at no cost. Passes are issued to eligible veterans at the Rio Metro Customer Service office Monday-Thursday, and at additional locations in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Santa Fe. Call 505-245-RAIL(7245) or visit riometro.org for times and details. 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. 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. 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.

How do I store my luggage or packages on the train? Luggage or packages may be stored under the seat or in the overhead racks. Please do not block an aisle or take up an extra seat with luggage or packages. 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 New Mexico Rail Runner Express 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 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 take a stroller on the train? Strollers are welcome on the train. Please store large strollers in the bicycle storage area marked with a bicycle symbol. 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 our Customer Service office at 505-245-RAIL(7245), Monday-Friday 8 a.m – 5 p.m. Lost items are turned in to the Customer Service office and are held for 60 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 Rail Runner website. You can sign up to receive text alerts for specific train routes and be notified of any delays longer than 10 minutes. Like us on Facebook and follow us on 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 New Mexico Rail Runner Express using ABQ RIDE buses. Connections are available Monday-Saturday. Visit riometro.org or call 505-245-RAIL(7245) or 866-795-7245 for a complete list of airport connections. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2018

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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. 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 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.

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. 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

All our bus connections are FREE unless otherwise noted

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Rio Metro Route 202 - Weekedays to Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Santa Ana Pueblo, Algodones, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Cochiti Pueblo and the Town of Cohiti Lake. 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. Hollywood Casino Shuttle at San Felipe Meets northbound trains 7 days a week. Call for shuttle times. Rio Metro Route 201 - Weekdays to Bernalillo and Enchanted Hills.

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. Hollywood Casino Shuttle at San Felipe Meets southbound trains 7 days a week. Call for shuttle times.

Kewa Station at Santo Domingo Pueblo

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NM 599 Station Shuttle - Weekdays to Bisbee Court, the New Mexican Plaza, Jaguar, Camino Entrada, and Santa Fe Place Mall. Meets most trains. 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.

Santa Fe County/NM 599 Station

Rail & Bus Connections Guide a

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Santa Fe Co. NM 599

Zia Road

South Capitol

Santa Fe Depot

SYSTEM MAP

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 207 - Weekday service for Los Lunas residents to connect to the Rail Runner station and other nearby work centers during peak commute times. Connects to Route 209. Rio Metro Route 209 - Weekdays between Los Lunas Transportation Center and the UNM Valencia Campus. Connects to Route 207. 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.

Los Lunas

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

Isleta Pueblo Station


Santa Fe Pick Up City of Santa Fe Santa Fe Pick Up (505) 231-2573 City of Santa Fe santafenm.gov (505) 231-2573 Santa Fe Trails santafenm.gov (505) 955-2001 Santa Fe Trails santafenm.gov (505) 955-2001 santafenm.gov

* NM Park & Ride (866) 551-7433 NM Park & Ride nmparkandride.com (866) 551-7433 Taos Express nmparkandride.com (505) 629-4725 Taos Express (866) 206-0754 (505) 629-4725 taosexpress.com (866) 206-0754 ncrtd.org taosexpress.com ncrtd.org

Please contact the connection provider for fares.

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

ABQ RIDE Rapid Transit 766 Red Line - Express route to access Old Town, the ABQ BioPark, UNM, Nob Hill and Uptown. ABQ RIDE Rapid Transit 777 Green Line - Express route 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

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

Casino Shuttle Buffalo Thunder Resort & (505) 819-2292 Casino Shuttle buffalothunderresort.com (505) 819-2292 North Central Regional buffalothunderresort.com Transit District (NCRTD) North Central Regional (866) 206-0754 Transit District (NCRTD) (505) 629-4725 (866) 206-0754 ncrtd.org (505) 629-4725 ncrtd.org

Regional Transit District Rio 795-7245 Metro (866) Regional Transit District riometro.org (866) 795-7245 Hollywood Casino Shuttle at riometro.org San Felipe Hollywood (505) 991-5247Casino Shuttle at San Felipe (877) 529-2946 (505) 991-5247 sanfelipecasino.com (877) 529-2946 sanfelipecasino.com

Shuttle Santa Ana Star Casino (505) 771-5336 Shuttle (505) 867-0000 (505) 771-5336 santaanastar.com (505) 867-0000 Sandia Resort & Casino santaanastar.com Shuttle Sandia Resort & Casino (505) 796-7500 Shuttle sandiacasino.com (505) 796-7500 sandiacasino.com

Belen

Los Lunas

Isleta Pueblo

Bernalillo Co.

Downtown Albuquerque

Montaño

Los Ranchos Journal Center

Sandia Pueblo

Downtown Bernalillo

Sandoval Co. / US 550

Kewa Pueblo

(505) 243-7433 ABQ RIDE myabqride.com (505) 243-7433 Isleta Resort & Casino myabqride.com Shuttle Isleta Resort & Casino (877) 747-5382 Shuttle isleta.com (877) 747-5382 isleta.com

Rio Metro Valencia (505) 352-3595 Rio Metro Valencia riometro.org (505) 352-3595 Socorro Shuttle riometro.org (575) 835-1501 Socorro Shuttle socorronm.gov (575) 835-1501 socorronm.gov

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.

For moreBuffalo information, fares&and Rio connections not listed, please these providers: Thunder Resort Metro Santa Anacontact Star Casino ABQ RIDE

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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Santa Clara Pueblo. NCRTD Route 200 - Weekdays between Santa Fe and Española. 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 Ski Santa Fe with stops throughout downtown and at 10,000 Waves.

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Weekday Schedule Monday through Friday

LUNES A VIERNES

Shown are departure times, unless otherwise noted.

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

Schedule Effective April 24th, 2017

Horario efectivo a partir del 24 de abril del 2017

ESTACIONES DE TREN ESTACIONES DE TREN TRAIN STATIONS

Northbound / rumbo norte #102 #506 #504 EXPRESS #502

Shown are departure time unless otherwise noted

#508

#510

#512

#514

#516

#518

#520

Belen

5:39A

6:35A

8:04A

3:40P

5:51P

7:01P

7:57P

Los Lunas

5:49A

6:46A

8:15A

3:51P

6:01P

7:12P

8:08P

Isleta Pueblo

6:02A

6:59A

8:27A

4:04P

6:16P

7:26P

8:22P

Bernalillo County

6:10A

7:06A

8:35A

4:11P

6:29P

7:35P

8:31P

Downtown ABQ

4:32A

5:02A

6:22A

7:19A

8:42A

9:35A

4:26P

5:34P

6:48P

7:42P

8:38P

Montaño

4:41A

5:11A

7:29A

9:44A

4:35P

5:43P

6:58P

Los Ranchos / JC

4:47A

5:17A

6:34A

7:36A

9:50A

4:41P

5:49P

7:06P

Sandia Pueblo

4:52A

5:22A

7:42A

9:55A

4:46P

5:54P

7:12P

Downtown Bernalillo

5:01A

5:31A

7:52A

10:03A

4:54P

6:07P

7:26P

Sandoval / US 550

5:05A

5:35A

6:46A

7:58A

10:08A

4:59P

6:12P

7:31P

Kewa

5:25A

5:55A

7:05A

8:18A

10:28A

5:19P

6:34P

7:50P

SF County / NM 599

5:48A

3. Lea hacia la derecha hasta encontrar la hora que el tren sale de la estación de su preferencia

6:18A

7:24A

8:39A

10:51A

5:43P

6:57P

8:13P

Zia Road

5:58A

6:28A

8:49A

11:01A

5:53P

7:07P

8:23P

4. De alli, lea hacia abajo hasta encontrar la hora que el tren llega a la estación de su preferencia

South Capitol

6:08A

6:38A

7:40A

8:56A

11:11A

6:00P

7:17P

8:33P

Santa Fe Depot

6:13A

6:43A

7:45A

9:01A

11:16A

6:05P

7:22P

8:38P

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 hacia el norte o hacia el sur 2. A la izquierda, busque la estación de donde va a salir

READ DOWN LEA HACIA ABAJO

ESTACIONES DE TREN

CONTACT/CONTACTO

505-245-RAIL(7245) www.riometro.org Customer Service Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 5am-10pm Sat. & Sun. 7am-10pm Horas de Servicio al Cliente: lunes a viernes 5am - 10pm, sábado y domingo 7am - 10pm.

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

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

TRAIN STATIONS

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

READ DOWN LEA HACIA ABAJO

Designated QUIET CAR Service Only cars nearest to locomotive are Quiet Cars Means train does not stop

Significa el tren no hace parada

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Train arrives but does not continue

Tren llega hasta este punto pero no continua


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Weekend Schedule Saturday and Sunday

SABADO Y DOMINGO

Shown are departure times, unless otherwise noted.

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

Schedule Effective April 24th, 2017

Horario efectivo a partir del 24 de abril del 2017

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Saturday

Northbound Saturday / sabado rumbo norte

ESTACIONES DE TREN

TRAIN STATIONS

#702

#704

#706

#708

#710

Belen

7:50A

12:45P

5:40P

7:43P

10:35P

#703

#705

#707

#709

#711

Santa Fe Depot

10:20A

3:15P

8:10P

10:14P

Los Lunas

8:00A

12:55P

5:50P

7:53P

10:45P

South Capitol

10:25A

3:20P

8:15P

10:19P

Isleta Pueblo

8:11A

1:06P

6:01P

8:04P

10:56P

Zia Road

10:33A

3:28P

8:23P

10:27P

Bernalillo County

8:19A

1:14P

6:09P

8:12P

11:03P

SF County / NM 599

3:37P

8:32P

10:36P

Downtown ABQ

8:30A

1:25P

10:42A

6:20P

8:23P

11:11P

Kewa

3:55P

8:50P

10:54P

8:39A

6:29P

8:32P

11:00A

Montaño

1:34P

Sandoval / US 550

6:35P

8:38P

4:13P

8:45A

11:18A

9:08P

11:13P

Los Ranchos / JC

1:40P

8:43P

11:21A

4:16P

8:50A

6:40P

9:11P

11:16P

Sandia Pueblo

1:45P

Downtown Bernalillo

8:58A

6:48P

8:51P

11:30A

4:25P

9:20P

11:25P

Downtown Bernalillo

1:53P

Sandia Pueblo

9:02A

6:52P

8:55P

11:35A

4:30P

Sandoval / US 550

1:57P

Los Ranchos / JC

9:25P

11:30P

2:15P

7:10P

9:13P

11:41A

4:36P

Kewa

9:20A

Montaño

9:31P

11:36P

SF County / NM 599

9:41A

2:36P

7:31P

9:34P

Downtown ABQ

6:56A

11:51A

4:45P

6:51P

9:41P

11:45P

Zia Road

9:52A

2:47P

7:42P

9:45P

Bernalillo County

7:06A

12:01P

4:56P

7:01P

9:51P

South Capitol

10:00A

2:55P

7:50P

9:53P

Isleta Pueblo

7:14A

12:09P

5:04P

7:09P

9:59P

Santa Fe Depot

10:05A

3:00P

7:55P

9:58P

Los Lunas

7:25A

12:20P

5:15P

7:20P

10:10P

Belen

7:35A

12:30P

5:25P

7:30P

10:20P

READ DOWN

READ DOWN

LEA HACIA ABAJO

ESTACIONES DE TREN

LEA HACIA ABAJO

Northbound Sunday / domingo rumbo norte

ESTACIONES DE TREN

Southbound Sunday / domingo rumbo sur

#702

#704

#706

#701

#703

#705

#707

Belen

7:50A

12:45P

5:40P

Santa Fe Depot

10:20A

3:15P

8:10P

TRAIN STATIONS

Sunday

Southbound Saturday / sabado rumbo sur

#701

TRAIN STATIONS

TRAIN STATIONS

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

Montaño

8:39A

1:34P

6:29P

Sandoval / US 550

11:18A

4:13P

9:08P

Los Ranchos / JC

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The Río 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 Avenue NW, ABQ, NM 87102. 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. www.riometro.org | www.travelnewmex.com | SPRING 2018

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Holiday Schedule Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2018 - NO SERVICE

Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day

Indigenous People's Day

Day After Thanksgiving

Veterans Day

Chirstmas Day

Monday, September 3, 2018 - NO SERVICE

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - NO SERVICE

Monday, October 8, 2018 – REGULAR WEEKDAY SCHEDULE

Friday, November 23, 2018 - SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 – NO SERVICE

Veterans Day (Observed)

Monday, November 12, 2018 - SUNDAY SCHEDULE

3 Ways to Purchase Your Ticket

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25, 2017 - NO SERVICE

Fares New Year's Eve

Mobile APP (NMRX) For Apple and Android.

(Receive Discount Online)

Sunday, December 31, 2017 – SUNDAY SCHEDULE

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 Do you want a one-way ticket, a day pass, a monthly or annual pass? Are you eligible for a reduced fare? Step 3: Check the chart below and see how much your fare is

SYSTEM MAP Santa Fe Depot South Capitol

riometro.org Purchase and print tickets. On The Train: Fares are collected by a ticket agent.

Zia Road

Santa Fe Co. NM 599

Kewa Pueblo

FULL FARE 1 zone 2 zones 3 zones 4 zones 5 zones 6 zones

one-way $2 $3 $5 $8 $9 $10

day pass $3 $4 $6 $9 $10 $11

monthly pass $39 $55 $72 $105 $110 $121

annual pass $385 $550 $715 $1045 $1100 $1210

REDUCED FARE 1 zone 2 zones 3 zones 4 zones 5 zones 6 zones

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one-way $1 $1 $2 $4 $4 $5

day pass $2 $2 $3 $6 $7 $8

monthly pass $19 $28 $36 $52 $55 $61

annual pass $187 $275 $352 $517 $550 $605

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Sandoval Co. / US 550

REDUCED FARES ARE AVAILABLE TO: • Youth ages 10-17 • Students with a valid student ID • Seniors age 62+ • Medicare Card holders • People with disabilities who show: - An NM Motor Vehicle Department notification - A letter from a doctor indicating the disability (with exp. date) - An ABQ RIDE Honored Citizen Card - A Santa Fe Ride Card or Santa Fe Trails Half Fare Card - A disabled veteran ID card

Children

9 and under ride free!

Downtown Bernalillo

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

Los Lunas Belen


RAIL RUNNER EXPRESS

Schedule of Events ONGOING EVENTS Seniors Ride Free New Mexico Rail Runner Express Every Wednesday, February – September 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 Margarita Trail Various Locations, Santa Fe Daily Purchase a passport and receive discounts on margaritas at several area restaurants and bars. (505) 955-6215 santafe.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 artmarketsantafe.com Santa Fe Artists Market Santa Fe Railyard Park Saturdays through December 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 310-8766 santafeartistsmarket.com Downtown Growers’ Market Robinson Park, Albuquerque Saturdays, April 14 – November 3 8 a.m. – Noon Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to 8th St. & Central. (505) 252-2959 downtowngrowers.com

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 Da Vinci the Genius New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Daily, February - July 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 APRIL All Month El Museo Winter Market El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sundays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Through May 27 Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. (505) 250-8969 elmuseoculturalwintermarket.org All Month No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to the museum. (505) 476-1200 internationalfolkart.org April 1-15 Kids Ride Free Spring Break Various Locations in Santa Fe Take advantage of great local deals on food, arts, and cultural attractions. santafe.org

April 7 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 7 Free Fishing Derby Tingley Beach, Albuquerque 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 66 or 766 west to Central & Tingley. (505) 768-2000 cabq.gov April 13-15 New Mexico International Auto Show Albuquerque Convention Center Friday Noon – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk north to Tijeras & 2nd St. (505) 768-4575 newmexicoautoshow.com April 18 Earth Day Celebration & Children’s Seed Festival Albuquerque Botanical Gardens 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 April 26-28 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow EXPO New Mexico 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

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Schedule of Events MAY All Month Exhibit: Long Ago Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 36 north to 12th St. & Indian School Rd. (505) 843-7270 indianpueblo.org All Month The Land Enchants Me So: Picturing Popular Songs of New Mexico New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk or take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to Lincoln & W. Palace Ave. (505) 476-5200 nmhistorymuseum.org All Month La Ultima Exhibición 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 May 12 Canyon Road Spring Art Festival Canyon Road, Santa Fe 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and take the Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle to Canyon Road. visitcanyonroad.com May 19 Japanese Cultural Festival Santa Fe Community Convention Center 9:30 a.m. – 5 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. santafejin.org

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May 20 34th Annual NMCCC Auto Show Albuquerque Museum 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 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 American Jewelry from New Mexico 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

May 24 – June 3 ABQ Beer Week Various Locations, Albuquerque Many breweries are a short walk or transit ride from the Downtown ABQ Station. abqbeerweek.com

All Month Downtown Albuquerque Walking Tours Meet at the corner of 1st & Central, Albuquerque Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to Central & 1st St. (505) 289-0586 albuqhistsoc.org

May 26-27 Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Santa Fe Community Convention Center 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 W. Marcy St. & Grant Ave. (505) 982-7799 nativetreasures.org May 27 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 JUNE All Month Native Dances Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque Friday-Sunday, Times Vary Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and take ABQ RIDE Route 36 north to 12th St. & Indian School Rd. (505) 843-7270 indianpueblo.org

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June 4-10 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque Times Vary Exit the train at Downtown ABQ and walk west to Central & 5th St. (505) 265-7866 abqfilmx.com June 8-24 Currents New Media Festival Various Locations, Santa Fe Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot. Most venues are within a short walking distance of the station. currentsnewmedia.org June 9-10 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 June 22-23 & 29-30 Santa Fe Studio Tour Various Locations, Santa Fe 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Exit the train at the Santa Fe Depot and walk the self-guided tour route found online. santafestudiotour.com


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 7860 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 and for a real 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 famous Fourth of July fireworks display. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers a fireworks train in the evening. 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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Old Town Albuquerque

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner! Dine on the front or back patio or inside the historic Old Town “Casa de Ruiz”, built circa 1706.

Our featured specialties handed down for four generations include: Carne Adovada al Horno (oven cooked pork marinated in red chile) Calabacitas (squash, onions and chiles) Old Fashion Rellenos (shredded pork and cheese battered and fried) and Much More!

Church Street Café’s chicken enchiladas with red chile

Church Street Café’s “Q” salad

2111 Church St. NW Old Town, Albuquerque, NM, 87104 Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 8am-10pm & Sunday 8am-4pm

505-247-8522

Church Street Café’s club sandwich

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Moon Dog Publishing 9400 Holly Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM 87122

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 26–27, 2018 SANTA FE CONVENTION CENTER FREE ADMISSION

Join more than 200 invited Native American artists selling their work in an intimate setting. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Jewelry, pottery, sculpture, hanging art, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork and textiles.

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Bracelet by Benson and Brenda Manygoats (Diné (Navajo). Photograph by Carol Franco

New Mexico Rail Runner Express Spring 2018  

The official magazine of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Know when the Trains run and where to go and what to do in New Mexico.

New Mexico Rail Runner Express Spring 2018  

The official magazine of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Know when the Trains run and where to go and what to do in New Mexico.