ABQ Ride is happy to announce two new texting and smartphone applications that have taken the guesswork out of catching your ride!
To use TXT2RIDE, simply send a text to 27433 that provides the bus stop number, a space, and the route number. Within about 10 seconds, you will receive a text message with the scheduled arrival time of the next two buses at that stop. Standard texting rates apply according to your carrier or plan. Currently the TXT2RIDE service is only available for use on Rapid Ride routes.
Or, you can download the ABQ RIDE smartphone app to your iPhone, iPad or iTouch to access a host of information at your fingertips. Find out where your bus is, the location of your nearest bus stop, calculate your fare, find out where to purchase bus passes, find the schedule for your bus route and many other features. An app for Android users is under development and will be ready by the end of 2013.
The D-RIDE travels a loop around downtown, providing service to some of the area’s most popular destinations. Among the D-RIDE stops are Civic Plaza, City Hall, Metro and Federal court and the Convention Center.
The D-RIDE is convenient, running every seven minutes. D-RIDE service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The D-RIDEs are easy to spot. The are covered in a graphic wrap that showcases downtown landmarks.
To view the D-RIDE route map, click here.
Rapid Ride has changed the face of public transportation in Albuquerque. ABQ RIDE’s fleet of 18, 60-foot articulated buses are used on two Rapid Ride routes – the Red Line (Central Avenue) and the Blue Line (West Side to UNM).
Rapid Ride Red Line route operates seven days per week, and the Blue Line route operates six days a week (Mon.-Sat.). You can use the TXT2RIDE service on the Rapid Ride routes.
The RouteThe Rapid Ride Red Line travels an 11-mile route along Central Avenue from Unser to Wyoming, then north on Wyoming to the Uptown shopping district. The route provides access from the West Side to:
- Old Town
- Presbyterian Hospital
- University of New Mexico
- Nob Hill
- NM Expo at the State Fairgrounds
- The new International Market
- Los Altos Golf Course / Skate Park
- Uptown shopping area
There is a Park & Ride lot at each end of the route -one at the Uptown Transit Center and another at Southwest Mesa. There is no charge to park in any of the Park & Ride lots.
To view a map of Rapid Ride Routes or more information, click here.
Rapid After Dark
(Red Line Only)
Do you have plans for Friday and Saturday night? Then the Rapid After Dark is what you need so you can stay out late and not have to worry about driving along the 766 Red Line route.
From June 6 to September 5, Rapid After Dark (Red Line Only) runs along the Red Line every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
If you don’t live near the route, use one of the two Park & Ride lots on the route: either the Southwest Mesa Park & Ride at Central and Unser or the Uptown Transit Facility Park & Ride near Coronado Mall to avoid the traffic and parking nightmares. Don’t forget, taking The Rapid After Dark (Red Line) will help you save money on gas!
What is Rapid After Dark? Rapid After Dark is a late-night extension of the Rapid Ride Red Line service along Central Avenue. Rapid After Dark runs every Friday and Saturday night from June 6 – September 5.
To view a map of Rapid After Dark please click here.
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a great new way to get from point A to point B without the hassle of dealing with traffic, expenses, or even watching the road. With service now running to Santa Fe, passengers can now enjoy the freedom of getting back and fourth with no problems. Whether it’s work, play, or just a quick trip, the New Mexico Rail Runner can get you there quickly and efficiently.
Check out the NM Rail Runner Express Website and Schedule by clicking here.
zipster: One who uses Zipcar. A gender neutral term for a person (or people: Zipsters) who believe in cost-effective transportation solutions that are good for the planet and easy on the wallet.
Why a catchy name? why not just “members”? We’re really glad you asked. Car sharing means something different to everyone (look below to find out), but being a Zipster is about more than car sharing. It’s about our community. Our members identify with our culture (something we’re glad about), help new Zipsters learn the ropes, and give a friendly honk to veteran Zipsters when they see them around town. We could call them members, but Zipsters just seems more fun.
Want to become a zipster?
We’d love to have you. If you’ve checked out cars near you or if you’ve already started day dreaming about your next half day, you’re just about ready. There is just one final question: are you a true Zipster? Find out by reading the six rules of the road.
To view more about ZipCar visit this link.
The City of Albuquerque is currently looking to start a bike sharing program. If you have any interest in this program, please contact the city of Albuquerque at 311.
ABQ Trolley Co. was dreamed up in 2007 by two Albuquerque tourism industry professionals, Jesse Herron and Michael M. Silva, Jr. After nearly two years of planning, we are overwhelmingly excited to open our trolley to the public in May 2009. Albuquerque has never had this type of unique tour service and has not had a city tour service in nearly a decade. We established the company because we love this city and also to provide a much-needed front-row seat to the sights and sounds of Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are a city-tour company providing guests a glimpse of a place we know and love. More importantly, we help people fall in love with Albuquerque. To learn more about our company, please read The Ride of Our Life: The Not-So-Ordinary Story of ABQ Trolley Co.
We take guests on a 66-minute, 18-mile Best of ABQ city tour using a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air trolley; in fact, there is no other destination in the entire world that has a trolley like ours! We consider ourselves the best first thing to do in Albuquerque. Invest 66-minutes in our trolley tour and you will learn the lay of the land, get a glimpse of our rich history, and obtain an overview of all that Albuquerque has to offer (it surprises most people how much there is to see and do in Albuquerque). You can then return to the locales that most interest you, ensuring you spend your time in the most rewarding manner possible. We feel a real sense of accomplishment when our guests have enough knowledge and motivation to explore Albuquerque on their own. At ABQ Trolley Co. we strive to provide the best visitor experience in the city and we do our best to offer a comprehensive tour that truly represents Albuquerque.
To view more about Albuquerque Trolley Co. visit their website.
The Albuquerque Sunport is a world-renowned, full-service facility that welcomes more than six million travelers per year.
As the state’s largest commercial airport, the Sunport serves as the gateway to the diverse cultures, rich history and breathtaking landscapes that make New Mexico.
We are committed to providing a clean, safe and passenger friendly facility that is capable of meeting the current and future travel needs of visitors and New Mexicans alike.
The Albuquerque International Sunport is owned by the City of Albuquerque and operated by the Aviation Department.
To Schedule a Flight or to view more about the Albuquerque Sunport, click here.