March 27, 2020 9:00 AM
Pace ABQ Bike Share Service Discontinued
Updated June 1, 2020 - Rio Metro Regional Transit District, the agency that oversees the region’s Bikeshare Program, received word last week from Zagster – the company that implements the service – that they are discontinuing operations in New Mexico.
“We are obviously disappointed in Zagster’s decision to leave Albuquerque,” said Terry Doyle, Director of Rio Metro Regional Transit District, “That said, we also understand that the whole bikeshare and micro-mobility industry has been in flux the past few months, and hopefully, this gives us an opportunity to reevaluate the program and explore how bikeshare might best meet the needs of our community.”
“Comprehensive, multi-modal transit service remains a core priority for Rio Metro and our Board”, said Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson who Chairs the Rio Metro Board. “Although it is too soon to say what the next iteration of bikeshare might look like, Rio Metro is working closely with member agencies to plan the next stage of micro-mobility service for our region.”
Prior to the discontinuation of service, Zagster and Rio Metro made the difficult decision to suspend service as a precaution to ensure that riders, employees and partner communities were safe in the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency.