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History and Facts
History
  • In May 2003,  Park and Ride started with 9 buses on 3 routes.
  • In December 2003, the Purple Route between Albuquerque and Santa Fe began.
  • In July 2005, the Orange Route to Las Vegas began.
  • In January, 2006 we added the Silver Route from Las Cruces to White Sands Missile Range.
  • On July 2, 2007 we added the Turquoise Route from Moriarty and Sedillo to Albuquerque Uptown and Alvarado Centers, a stop in Edgewood was added January 2, 2008, and a stop in Tijeras was added August 1, 2008. A branch of the Turquoise Route serving Sandia National Laboroatories was added on August 1, 2008.
  • On August 3, 2009, the Purple Route became an express route between the NM 599 Rail Runner Express Station and Los Alamos.
  • On September 1, 2009, service between Las Cruces and El Paso, Texas began.
Current Service
  • Park and Ride is the fifth largest public bus transit operation in New Mexico based on ridership.
  • 26 buses in service and 2 spares.
  • Ten routes (inculding 2 shuttle routes).
  • 131 daily bus departures.
  • 320 bus route miles of service.
  • Shuttle connections with The Rail Runner Express at the South Capitol Station and the NM 599 Station. 
  • Affordable passenger fares, average of 7 cents per mile.
  • All buses are accessible for persons with disabilities.
  • All buses have storage for bicycles and luggage.
  • 258,086 passenger trips in State Fiscal Year 2010.
Benefits of Park and Ride in State Fiscal Year 2010
  • Reduced traffic congestion by removing 7.7 million vehicle miles of travel from our busiest highways during the busiest commute hours.
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions (a Greenhouse Gas) by 3,724 tons.
  • Reduced gasoline consumption by 380,000 gallons.
  • Reduced commute costs by 46 to 75 cents per mile.
  • Saves the average Park and Ride monthly pass holder $631 per month as opposed to driving their car.
  • Provide a safe means of travel:  since 2003, Park and Ride buses have traveled 6.5 million miles without a fatality or serious injury.
New Mexico Park and Ride Summary Table - State Fiscal Year 2004 to 2010 

  

State
FY
Trips
Trips Percent Change From Previous Year
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Reduced
VMT Reduced Percent Change From Previous Year
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reduced (Tons)
    2004
170,403
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6,526,435
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3,166
2005
230,248
35.1%
8,818,498
35.1%
4,277
2006
289,984
25.9%
11,102,290
25.9%
5,385
2007
302,054
4.2%
11,647,929
4.9%
5,649
2008
370,315
22.6%
14,473,577
24.3%
7,019
2009
316,223
-14.6%
11,133,461
-30.0%
5,399

2010

258,086

-18.4%

  7,679,362

-31.0%

 3,724

Total
1,937,310
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71,381,552
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34,619

 

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