Schedules may look complcated, but once you become familiar with them, they're really quite easy. Rio Metro buses travel throughout Sandoval, Bernalillo and Valencia counties. To plan your trip, look at the Rio Metro map for the route you wish to take, then look at the schedule.
Here's what you'll need to find on a schedule:
Tips for reading a schedule
Be sure to arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled departure time. Rio Metro bus stop signs are red, white and blue like the one pictured here. The curb may also be painted yellow with the words "bus stop" printed on it. In some cases, the painted curb may be the only indication that you are at a bus stop.
When you see a bus approaching, look at the electronic destination sign above the front windshield to verify the route number. To let the bus driver know you want to board, please stand and wait near the curb at the designated bus stop. Be ready with exact change or your valid bus pass or valid Rail Runner Express printed or mobile ticket for a smoother boarding process.
Let the driver know before your stop that you will need to exit the bus.