ABQ RIDE


ABQ RIDE

Infobox Bus transit
name =

logo_size = 100


image_size =
image_caption =
company_slogan =
parent =
founded = 1928
headquarters = Albuquerque, New Mexico
locale =
service_area = Albuquerque, New Mexico
service_type = Public transportation
alliance =
routes = 37
destinations =
stops =
hubs = Alvarado Transportation Center Uptown Transit Center Northwest Transit Center
stations =
lounge =
fleet = 152 buses
ridership =
fuel_type = CNG, Diesel-electric hybrid
operator = City of Albuquerque
ceo = Greg Payne
website = http://cabq.gov/transit

ABQ RIDE is the local transit agency serving Albuquerque, New Mexico. ABQ RIDE operates a variety of city bus routes including the Rapid Ride BRT service. The name "ABQ RIDE" and a new logo depicting the Alvarado Transportation Center clock tower were chosen in a contest, replacing the previous name, "SunTran". The current ABQ RIDE color scheme is red, white, and gold, though most of the existing fleet wears the previous red, white, and turquoise livery.

ervice

The ABQ RIDE system includes regular service routes on most of the city's major streets as well as commuter routes that ferry workers between residential areas and the city center. Many routes terminate at the Alvarado Transportation Center downtown, where riders can connect to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and other intercity modes of transportation. ABQ RIDE also operates the Rapid Ride BRT service and a circulator route for Downtown Albuquerque.

ABQ Ride service for most routes begins at 6 am and a few routes running along the main corridors of the city don't complete their service until around 10:30 pm. A notable exception is the 'Rapid After Dark' service that extends Rapid Ride Route 766 service until 3:00am on Friday and Saturday evenings.

In addition to its fixed route services, ABQ RIDE also operates a paratransit service called SunVan (known as Mini Ride from 2003-2006) that runs curb-to-curb service.

Routes

Routes operating on weekdays and weekends

*1 Juan Tabo [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_1all.pdf Weekday and Weekend]
*2 Eubank [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_2wkd_rev2.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_2satsun.pdf Weekend]
*3 Louisiana [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_3157wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_3satsun.pdf Weekend]
*5 Montgomery/Carlisle [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_5wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_5satsun.pdf Weekend]
*8 Menaul [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_8wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_8satsun.pdf Weekend]
*10 North Fourth Street [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_10wkdrev.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_10satsun.pdf Weekend]
*11 Lomas [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_11wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_11satsun_rev.pdf Weekend]
*16/18 Broadway/University/Gibson [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_1618wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_1618satsun_rev.pdf Weekend]
*21 Old Town Trolley [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/documents/jul21all.pdf Wednesday-Sunday]
*31 Wyoming [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_31wkd_rev.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_31satsun.pdf Weekend]
*66 Central Avenue [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_66wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_66sat.pdf Saturday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_66sun.pdf Sunday]
*141 San Mateo [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_140-141wkd_rev.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_141satsun.pdf Weekend]
*155 Cottonwood/Coors [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_155wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_155satsun.pdf Weekend]
*766 Rapid Ride (red|Red Line) [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/documents/pdfs/mar08_766mon-sat_RAD_REV.pdf Weekday and Saturday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_766sun_rev.pdf Sunday]

Routes operating on weekdays and Saturdays

*36 12th Street/Rio Grande [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_36wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_36sat.pdf Saturday]
*50 Airport/Downtown [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_50wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_50sat.pdf Saturday]
*51 Atrisco/Rio Bravo [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_51mon-sat.pdf Weekday and Saturday]
*53 Isleta [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_53wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_53sat.pdf Saturday]
*54 Bridge/Westgate [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_54wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_54sat.pdf Saturday]
*157 Golf Course/Montano/Uptown/Kirtland AFB [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_3157wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_157sat.pdf Saturday] (Service to Kirtland AFB on weekdays only)
*790 Rapid Ride (blue|Blue Line) [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_790wkd.pdf Weekday] [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_790_sat.pdf Saturday]

Routes operating on weekdays only

*6 Indian School Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_157sat.pdf Weekday]
*7 Candelaria Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_7wkd.pdf Weekday]
*12 Constitution Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_7wkd.pdf Weekday]
*13 Comanche Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_7wkd.pdf Weekday]
*34 San Pedro Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_34wkd_rev.pdf Weekday]
*40 Downtown Get Around "D-Ride" [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/D-RIDE-CityofAlbuquerque-ABQRIDE.html Weekday] (free route)
*92 Taylor Ranch Express [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_92wkd.pdf Weekday]
*93 Academy Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_93wkd.pdf Weekday]
*94 Unser Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_94wkd.pdf Weekday]
*96 Crosstown Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/documents/pdfs/mar08_96_rev0608.wkd.pdf Weekday]
*97 Zuni [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_97wkd.pdf Weekday]
*98 Wyoming Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_98wkd_rev.pdf Weekday]
*140 San Mateo [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_140-141wkd_rev.pdf Weekday]
*151 Albuquerque-Rio Rancho Rail Runner Shuttle [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_151wkd_rev.pdf Weekday]
*162 Ventana Ranch Commuter [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_162wkd.pdf Weekday]
*222 Rio Bravo/Sunport [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/documents/pdfs/mar08_222wkd_rev05_14_08.pdf Weekday]
*317 Kirtland AFB Limited [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/pdf/mar08_317wkd.pdf Weekday]

Fares

Retired fleet (since 1965)

Source: [http://www.dukecityfix.com/group/abqbusriders/forum/topic/show?id=1233957%3ATopic%3A60971 ABQ Bus Riders]

Other vehicles

In addition, the fleet comprises numerous smaller vehicles like the SunVan paratransit vans and Old Town trolley. CNG buses (300-series and buses 401-435) and the Old Town Trolley operate out of the Yale Transit Facility on 601 Yale Blvd. SE, while most 700-series, Rapid Ride buses (6400-series and 6600-series), bus 436, and most of the paratransit fleet operate out of the West Side Transit Facility on Daytona Rd near Unser Blvd. and I-40.

Future Plans

The city currently has plans to add a streetcar connecting Old Town, Nob Hill, UNM and eventually the city's airport. [cite web
title = Albuquerque Official City Website
work = Modern Streetcar Project
url = http://www.cabq.gov/transit/modernstreetcar.html
accessdate = 2006-12-09
] However, after the project received heavy criticism due to its costs and alleged poor planning, the city announced that it would conduct a new study examining the city's transportation needs. This study may take at least a year to complete. [cite news
last = Gisick
first = Micheal
title = Council: Streetcar project rushed
language = English
publisher = Albuquerque Tribune
date = 2006-12-04
url = http://www.abqtrib.com/news/2006/dec/04/council-streetcar-project-rushed/
accessdate = 2006-12-13
]

Notes

External links

* [http://www.cabq.gov/transit/index.html ABQ RIDE] (Official Site)


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