The NMRX Grade Crossing Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Study is comprised of three components: a toolbox of standard and optional safety devices well suited for use at pedestrian and bicyclist grade crossings of the NMRX main track; an evaluation form to aid in the initial prioritization of pedestrian- and bicyclist-related improvements at existing grade crossings; and standard applications that provide visual guidance for design consultants, contractors and Rio Metro staff.
Rio Metro’s Long-Term Strategic Vision presents a bold, forward-thinking, consensus vision for transit’s role in the Albuquerque region. The plan recommends strategies and implementation tactics framed around six core themes: exceptional customer experience, transformative regional services, strong transit-centered communities, sound financial stewardship, innovative programs and partnerships, and industry-leading knowledge and practice.
Originally adopted in 2012 and updated annually, the Short Range Plan includes four key components: the annual budget and six-year budget projections, project progress report, New Mexico Rail Runner Express Capital Improvement Program (required for receiving 5337 State of Good Repair funds), and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan.
The Paseo del Norte High Capacity Transit Study evaluates various alternatives to connect northwest Albuquerque and Rio Rancho to the Journal Center/I-25 corridor via Paseo del Norte. This analysis recommends bus rapid transit as the appropriate technology, identifies a locally preferred alternative, and estimates capital and operating costs. Entry into the FTA's Small Starts project development process is not anticipated at this time, as the board has given greater priority to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit and UNM/CNM BRT projects.
This assessment is the culmination of a four-year process to determine the appropriate transit technology (bus rapid transit) and select a locally preferred alternative for a high-capacity transit system connecting UNM, CNM and the Sunport. This report will serve as the basis for a forthcoming request to enter the FTA’s Small Starts project development process.
What did it take to make the Rail Runner a reality? This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Rail Runner’s origins, and is particularly helpful for understanding what went into some of the earliest decisions. Topics include rolling stock acquisition, negotiations with BNSF, selection of the preferred route into Santa Fe, station development, branding and naming, and capital and operating costs.
New Mexico Rail Runner Express Project Development History (October 2009)
In partnership with the City of Belen, Town of Bernalillo, Bernalillo County and Village of Los Lunas, the Mid-Region Council of Governments crafted four station area plans that emphasize each community’s unique character while also using transit oriented development principles as a guiding framework.
As a recipient of federal funds, Rio Metro is required by the Federal Transit Administration to report operating and financial information to the National Transit Database (NTD). In turn, the FTA publishes data sets and summary profiles for each urban transit agency, which allow agencies to evaluate their performance and compare themselves to their peers.