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Freedom Pass

freedom pass example smOur veterans with a VA medical card can ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express for free with Rio Metro's Freedom Pass.

 

What is the Freedom Pass?

This is a free lifetime pass to ride the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Pass holders can ride all New Mexico Rail Runner Express trains at no cost. Many bus connections are also free with the Freedom Pass, including Santa Fe Trails, ABQ RIDE and Rio Metro buses (note: passes are not valid for Dial-a-Ride services in Rio Rancho or Valencia County).

How do I qualify for the Pass?

Anyone with a VHIC (VA card) or a VHIC report from the VA Medical Center qualifies for a pass.

Where can I get the Pass?

Passes are available at the New Mexico Rail Runner Express Customer Service Office and the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. They are also availble at Ecomotive Electric Bikes in Santa Fe and at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. Please see the calendar below for office hours. You must present your VHIC (VA card) or VHIC report to receive your pass.

Freedom Pass Distribution Locations

Date

Time

Location

Monday - Friday
Except Holidays*

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NM Rail Runner Customer Service Office,
Albuquerque (map)

Every Wednesday

9 a.m. - Noon.

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center,
Albuquerque (map)

Monday, Wednesday
& Friday

10 a.m. - Noon

Ecomotive Electric Bikes,
Santa Fe (map)

Monday - Friday
Except Holidays*

1 - 4 p.m.

Los Lunas Transportation Center,
Los Lunas (map)

* Please view the holiday calendar for a complete list.

Has the program been extended?

The Freedom Pass is now a permanent program, and the pass no longer expires.

Annual Pass Renewal Locations

The Freedom Pass is now a permanent program, and the pass no longer expires. If you have a Veterans Annual Pass that expires on December 31, 2016, visit one of the locations listed above to receive the new Freedom Pass (please bring your VA card or VHIC report).

How do I get a VHIC (VA card)?

You can apply for a VHIC (VA card) at the Raymond G. Murphy Medical Center, 1501 San Pedro Dr. SE, Building 41, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (map). They can be contacted at (505) 265-1711.

Partner Agencies

The annual pass has been made possible by the ongoing collaborative efforts between the following agencies:

  • Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG)
  • The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS)
  • The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS)
  • The City of Albuquerque
  • Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center

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