Education and Presentations

The Rio Metro's rail safety education initiatives never end. We invite your organization or business to join with us in helping residents of Central New Mexico learn and follow the rules of rail safety.

Ways to Promote Rail Safety

  • Distribute Rio Metro’s youth safety information in your school, daycare center, church group, activity group or recreation center
  • Hang a safety poster where your customers and employees can see it
  • Including rail safety information in the text of your group’s newsletter
  • Placing rail safety information in employee paycheck envelopes and break rooms or in brochure holders in your business
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Request Resources

To request Rail Safety: Look, Listen, Live! rack cards to share with your organization, school or business, please contact Customer Service at 866-795-RAIL (7245). 

Request a Presentation

To schedule a rail safety presentation for your classroom, civic group, employment center, boy/girl scout troop, or other gathering, email Stephanie Paiz, Rio Metro Safety Coordinator, or call Customer Service at 866-795-RAIL (7245).

Emergency and First Responder Education

Police, fire, EMT, and other emergency response agencies are educated through a variety of outreach methods, including classroom-style instruction, hands-on training and train equipment tours, head-end train rides, and mock-emergency drills. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express works with emergency responders throughout the Belen to Santa Fe corridor to ensure that all of our life-savers are educated about the unique characteristics and possible risks associated with:

  • Emergency contacts
  • Emergency exits
  • Evacuation techniques
  • Rail Runner train cars and locomotives
  • Railroad right-of-way issues
  • Other lifesaving techniques and practices

Partnerships

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express have partnered with the New Mexico Department of Transportation to provide rail safety awareness and education from Belen to Santa Fe. Through this effort, we are dedicated to the safety of railroaders and citizens, rail property and trains. The ‘Rail Safety: Look, Listen, Live!’ campaign encourages youth to become familiar with rules and tips to ensure that everyone stays safe on or nearby train tracks and at train stations.