News & Announcements
New Schedule in effect this Saturday, October 20th
Santa Fe, NM – On Saturday October 20, 2018, Santa Fe Trails will implement a new bus schedule that increases access to Rail Runner connections and major healthcare facilities in our community. These modifications went through a public review process and approval by the Transit Advisory Board. Implementation of the changes has been pending the opening of the new Presbyterian Hospital.
The changes mean extended and more convenient hours of service, additional connections to Rail Runner trains, and new service to the State of New Mexico’s Human Services Department. They will also increase access to healthcare with new stops at the VA on Beckner Road and at the newly opened Presbyterian Hospital on Wellness Way.
The following routes are affected by the changes:
Route 2: This route runs between the Downtown Transit Center and Santa Fe Place Mall along the Cerrillos Road corridor 7-days per week. With a few exceptions, the departure times at the Downtown Transit Center and Santa Fe Place Mall remain unchanged. Scheduled departure times at stops along the route may be up to 4-5 minutes earlier than the current schedule. These modifications are intended to have departure times reflect the actual travel times along the route. These changes impact the weekday and weekend schedules. Connections to the Rail Runner Train service are not impacted.
Route 22: This route runs between Santa Fe Place Mall and Santa Fe Community College via the Human Services Department (HSD), NM599 Rail Runner Station and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) on weekdays only. With these changes, the Route 22 will no longer service the Human Services Department stop (to be serviced by the Route 26). Additionally, the Route 22 service, which departs the Santa Fe Community College @ 12:57PM will stop at the NM599 Rail Runner Station allowing commuters to catch the 1:26PM southbound train.
Route 26: This route runs between Santa Fe Place Mall and the Fashion Outlet Mall along Cerrillos Road with a stop at Walmart 7-days per week. With these changes, Route 26 will provide service to the Human Services Department stop and new stops at the VA Clinic on Beckner Road and Presbyterian Hospital on Wellness Way. Additionally, service leaving from the Santa Fe Place Mall will begin around an hour earlier at 6:55AM.
Route M: This Route runs between the Downtown Transit Center and Museum Hill via downtown roadways, E. Alameda Street and St John’s College. To facilitate a more reliable connection to the Rail Runner service that departs from the Santa Fe Depot at 5:05PM, the Route M service that currently departs the Downtown Transit Center at 4:20PM, will now depart at 4:15PM and the return service that currently departs Museum Hill at 4:43PM, will now depart at 4:37PM.
Printed copies of the new schedule will be available on our buses and at our usual outlets by the end of next week. Printed copies can also be picked up now from our Administration Offices at 2931 Rufina Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM. An electronic copy of the new schedule can be downloaded now at: www.TakeTheTrails.com
If you have questions about the schedule changes, please call 505-955-2001 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.