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January 21, 2019
City of Santa Fe Trails to Expand Transit Services

 

Santa Fe, NM – Responding to requests from students and staff at the Santa Fe Community College, the Transit Division is expanding its Route 22 services between the NM599 Rail Runner Station and the College.  The Transit Division heard of students commuting via Rail Runner having to limit the courses they could take due to transportation limitations.  The proposed changes will provide transportation late in the morning and later in the evenings from and to NM599 Station respectively, accommodating students and staff commuting by train who start later in the day or take evening classes.  Transit service between the Santa Fe Place Mall and the Santa Fe Community College is provided Monday through Friday via the Santa Fe Trails Route 21 and Route 22.

Starting on Tuesday January 22 (the beginning of the new semester) an outbound Route 22 departing at 10:40AM from Santa Fe Place Mall will be added to meet the northbound #510 Rail Runner Train that arrives at the NM599 station at 10:51AM and then continue on the regular route, arriving at the Community College at 11:08AM.   In addition, two new evening inbound Route 22 services are being added from the Community College.  The first will depart the College at 6:27PM and drop off passengers at the NM599 Station to meet the southbound #519 train that departs at 7:10PM.  The second will depart the College at 9:00PM and drop off passengers at the NM599 Station to meet the southbound #521 train that departs at 9:24PM.   At this time no changes to the Route 21 schedule are planned.

Along with the changes to the Route 22, the reorganization of resources is allowing the Transit Division to add a later last bus on the Route 24, which services Airport Road and Tierra Contenta.  Starting on Tuesday January 22, 2019, the last Route 24 service will depart at 9:35PM from the Santa Fe Place Mall.  Previously, the last bus departed at 9:00PM.

These additions in service are being introduced on a trial basis for the duration of the Community College semester that ends on May 20th 2019.  During this time, the Transit Division will monitor ridership and obtain feedback on these services to determine if additional changes to services are necessary and if the changes warrant becoming part of permanent year round services.

If you have questions about this schedule, please call 505-955-2001 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.  Alternatively, visit our website at www.takethetrails.com.

Contact:  Keith Wilson, Transit Division Director (505) 955-2223,  [bot protected email address]

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