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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Get on Board Day & Selfie Contest

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Get on board with public transit! On Thursday, April 25, Rio Metro is joining transit providers from across the country to increase awareness about the benefits of public transportation.

Social Media Selfie Contest

Get on board for a chance to win! Post a picture of yourself to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram riding the Rail Runner or a Rio Metro bus any time on Thursday, April 25, 2019 using #GetOnBoardRioMetro for a chance to win one of 5 monthly train passes and/or one of 6 monthly Rio Metro bus passes.

Contest Date &Times

April 25, 2019, 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. MST.

Winner Selection & Notification

Winners will be selected at random and contacted via private message beginning Monday, April 29, 2019. Winners must be able to pick up their prize at the Rail Runner Customer Service Office in Downtown Albuquerque. Must be 18 or older to win.

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About Get on Board Day

Get on Board Day is a new national awareness and advocacy day to generate awareness of and increase support for public transportation. The transit industry, including members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), will come together on April 25, 2019 to highlight the many benefits public transit provides to communities.

Visit the Get on Board Day website.

Transit Facts

Below are some quick facts about public transportation in the United States and New Mexico.

United States

  • In 2017, Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation
  • Public transportation is a $71 billion industry that employs more than 430,000 people
  • 6,800 organizations provide public transportation in the United States
  • View more facts about public transit in the United States on the APTA website

New Mexico

  • In FY2018, transit in New Mexico accounted for more than 14.5 million trips
  • In FY2018, transit in New Mexico reduced gasoline consumption by 4.6 million gallons
  • In FY2018, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express removed 14.1 million vehicle miles of travel from our busiest highways during the busiest commute hours
  • In FY2018, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express reduced COemissions by 6,100 tons, and reduced gasoline compunction by 710,000 gallons
  • View more New Mexico transit facts on the NMDOT website

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