SCHEDULE AND ROUTE MODIFICATIONS

Proposed modifications approved by the Transit Advisory Board on 4/24/18  and we aretentatively scheduled to start the modified services on Monday, June 4th, 2018.

Below is an explanantion of the proposed Modifications.

ROUTE 2 - Schedule Modifications:
Route 2 runs between the Downtown Transit Center and Santa Fe Place Mall along the Cerrillos Road corridor. The current schedule allows too much time between the Downtown Transit Center and the timepoint at the bus stop on St Francis Drive at Cordova Road.  Having buses run consistently ahead of schedule (“hot”) is not desirable.  Following a review of the full schedule some other issues with the schedule including insufficient time in the middle of the runs between Siler and Osage were identified.

The proposed changes to the Route 2 schedule are described below and are shown by the greyed out cells in the proposed schedule (Click HERE to view). None of these changes affects the connections with the Rail Runner Trains at South Capital Station. 

Weekday Schedule Changes:
The departure times from the Downtown Transit Center and Santa Fe Place with a few exceptions, remain unchanged.

Outbound: The timepoint at Santa Fe Depot is 1 minute earlier than the current schedule.  Departure times along the rest of the run are between 4 and 5 minutes earlier than the current schedule.  Arrival at Santa Fe Place is between 4 and 6 minutes earlier than the current schedule.

Inbound:  With a few exceptions, the times at the Siler and Osage timepoints remain unchanged. With a few exceptions, the times at Cordova Road and Santa Fe Depot are 1 minute later than the current schedule. Arrival at Downtown Transit Center is with a few exceptions 3 minutes earlier than the current schedule.       

Saturday Schedule Changes:
The departure times from the Downtown Transit Center and Santa Fe Place with a few exceptions, remain unchanged.

Outbound: The timepoint at Santa Fe Depot is 1 minute earlier than the current schedule.  Departure times at Cordova Road are between 4 and 5 minutes earlier than the current schedule. Along the rest of the run and arrival at Santa Fe Place with a few exceptions, times are between 1 and 2 minutes earlier than the current schedule.

Inbound:  With a few exceptions, the times at the Siler Road timepoint is 5 minutes later.  Times at the Osage Ave timepoint remain unchanged.  With a few exceptions, the times at Cordova Road and Santa Fe Depot are 1 minute later than the current schedule. Arrival at Downtown Transit Center is, with a few exceptions, 2 minutes earlier than the current schedule.

Sunday Schedule Changes:
The departure times from the Downtown Transit Center and Santa Fe Place with a few exceptions, remain unchanged.

Outbound: The timepoint at Santa Fe Depot is 1 minute earlier than the current schedule.  Departure times at Cordova Road are between 4 and 5 minutes earlier than the current schedule. Along the rest of the run and arrival at Santa Fe Place with a few exceptions, times are between 1 and 2 minutes earlier than the current schedule.

Inbound:  With a few exceptions, the times at the Siler timepoint is 5 minutes later.  Times at the Osage Ave timepoint remain unchanged.  With a few exceptions, the times at Cordova Road and Santa Fe Depot are 1 minute later than the current schedule. Arrival at Downtown Transit Center is, with a few exceptions, 2 minutes earlier than the current schedule.

ROUTE 22 - Route Modifications:
The Route 22 runs between Santa Fe Place Mall and Santa Fe Community College via the Human Services Department (HSD), NM599 Rail Runner Station (when there are trains) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). It runs Weekdays only, with the first bus departing Santa Fe Place Mall at 7:09AM and runs on a 60 minute headway most of the day.  Due to the diversion of Route 22 to and from HSD located along the Frontage Road west of Cerrillos Road it is always running behind schedule on the outbound run.  

We recorded boardings and alightings at this stop for a week. It showed the vast majority of passengers were taking the Outbound bus to HSD and returning on the Inbound.  There was an average of 4 passengers per day boarding the Outbound bus at HSD, but none alighted at the NM599 Station. 

We are proposing to remove the HSD Stop from the Route 22. The change would have no impact on the current stop times along the rest of the route in the schedule.  Under this proposal, the Route 26 would service this stop.

The only proposed change to the Route 22 schedule is the removal of the HSD timepoint (Click HERE to view).

ROUTE 26 - Schedule and Route Modifications:
The Route 26 runs between Santa Fe Place Mall and the Fashion Outlet Mall along Cerrillos Road with a diversion by Walmart. It runs 7 days per week, with the first bus departing Santa Fe Place Mall weekdays at 8:05AM and runs on a 70-minute headway.

We are proposing that the Route 26 begin servicing the Human Services Department (HSD) Stop currently served by the Route 22. The vast majority of passengers are boarding the inbound bus to the Santa Fe Place Mall and alighting from the outbound bus from the Santa Fe Place Mall.  With this change HSD would be serviced by the Outbound Route 26 only, and every 70-minutes 7-days per week instead of every 60 minutes on Weekdays currently.

Additionally, with the pending opening of the Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center and completion of the Crossing at Chamiso roadway connection between Beckner Road and Cerrillos Road we are proposing a rerouting of the Inbound route. Instead of the inbound bus making a left turn onto Beckner Road form the Outlet Mall driveway and returning to Cerrillos Road, the bus would make a right turn onto Beckner Road (we would add a stop at the VA Clinic on Beckner) and a left onto Crossing at Chamiso (we would add a stop at Presbyterian Hospital), before rejoining the original route at the intersection of Cerrillos Road/Herrera Drive.

This proposed change would have no impact on the Departure Times of the Outbound service at the Santa Fe Place Mall and the Inbound service at the Fashion Outlet Mall. The HSD stop can be accommodated within this schedule primarily by reducing the lay over time at the Fashion Outlet Mall.

The proposed changes to the Route 26 schedule are shown by the greyed out cells in the proposed schedule (Click HERE to view). The proposed new route for the Route 22 and Route 26 are shown on proposed system map (Click HERE to view).

Human Services Department (HSD) Changes:
As outlined above we are proposing to remove the HSD Stop from the Route 22 and add it to the Route 26. The following summarizes the pros and cons with this proposed change.

Pros

  • Would provide 7-day a week service to the neighborhoods and any businesses open on the weekends in the area of HSD.
  • Would provide Inbound weekday bus service approximately an hour later in the evening (6:46PM vs 5:48PM)

Cons 

  • The first Outbound weekday bus service would be one hour later (8:16AM vs 7:16AM)
  • A limited number (around 4 per day) of passengers traveling outbound on Route 22 would no longer be able to do so. Connections of the Route 26 and Route 22 at Cerrillos Road and Walmart and at Santa Fe Place Mall are not well aligned, however connections to and from the Community College via the Route 21 are within 5-minutes between arrivals and departures making a viable possible connection.

For questions or comments call: 505-955-2001

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