CURRENT STATUS ON NCRTD ROUTES:
Effective January 9th, 2021, NCRTD routes will operate by either one of the following:
- NORMAL SCHEDULE, NO RESERVATION REQUIRED: Route operating according to normal schedule. Seating remains limited.
- RESERVATION REQUIRED: Route operating according to schedule, but passengers must reserve a seat at least 24 hours in advance by calling 866-206-0754 ext. 2.
- DEMAND SERVICE: Passengers may reserve a ride from any stop on the route to any stop on the route within the service hours. Passengers must reserve a ride at least 24 hours in advance by calling 866-206-0754 ext. 2.
TO VIEW THE CURRENT STATUS OF EACH ROUTE DURING COVID-19 (CLICK HERE)
Demand service allows riders to call and schedule a trip being picked up and dropped-off at established RTD bus stops. Riders are asked to limit trips to only those that are essential. Face coverings are required to ride and must remain on for the duration of the trip. Seating on vehicles are limited due to social distancing and groups of five or less.
For the latest information on routes and to schedule service riders are asked to call 505-629-4725 ext. 2, or toll-free 866-206-0754 ext. 2.
Service on District routes were suspended Monday, November 16 after three employees based in the RTD Taos facility had tested positive for coronavirus. Some of these positive employees had interacted with employees from the Española facility. To guarantee proper safety measures were taken, while taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of all passengers and employees, services were placed on hold. All employees in Taos, as well as Santa Fe, Española and Chama were tested and quarantined resulting in no additional positive results.
Alerts will be issued as routes resume full service and updates, as they occur, can be found at the District website RidetheBlueBus.com
FACE COVERINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE MANDATORY IN ORDER TO BOARD THE BUS. ALSO, SEATING WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE STATE ORDER RESTRICTING GROUPS TO FIVE OR LESS.
WE CONTINUE TO REVIEW AND MODIFY ROUTES TO OPERATE AT THEIR MOST EFFICIENT. SOME ROUTES CONTINUE TO OPERATE AS NORMAL WHILE OTHERS REQUIRE A RESERVATION AND SOME HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO A DEMAND REQUEST SERVICE. THERE ARE TWO ROUTES THAT ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND THE 341 TSV GREEN AND 380 NIGHT RIDER WILL NOT OPERATE THIS SEASON. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR ROUTE NUMBER BELOW FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.
100 RIVERSIDE – NORMAL SCHEDULE, NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Improved connections at the Española Transit Center. Improved service to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. Reduced service to Dreamcatcher Theater. 100 Riverside serves Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and Española.
110 WESTSIDE/CROSSTOWN – DEMAND SERVICE 6AM-6PM
An all-new route featuring service along Fairview to the Westside and to Española Valley High School. 110 Westside/Crosstown serves Española .
150 CHIMAYO – NORMAL SCHEDULE, NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
The Las Trampas route will now be served by the 150 Chimayo route. There will no longer be two routes. The route now extends to the Española Transit Center to provide for additional connections to RTD routes and NMDOT Park & Ride. 150 Chimayo serves Las Trampas, Truchas, Cordova, Chimayo, La Puebla, Santa Cruz, and Española.
160 SANTA CLARA – OPERATES ON A NEWLY MODIFIED COMBINED 160 SANTA CLARA, 220 TESUQUE, 230 SAN ILDEFONSO ROUTE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. NO RESERVATION REQUIRED* TO VIEW ROUTE MAP AND SCHEDULE CLICK HERE
Additional stops on US Highway 84/285 as well as NM74. Also with commuter service to Santa Fe. 160 Santa Clara serves Santa Clara Pueblo, Chamita, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Española Transit Center, Cities of Gold Park & Ride, and Santa Fe .
170 JICARILLA – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED – DEMAND IS AVAILABLE FOR DIALYSIS – MONDAY – WEDNESDAY- FRIDAY*
Serving Jicarilla Apache Nation with service between Chama, Dulce, Bloomfield and Farmington
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Service between Chama and Dulce
Tuesday & Thursday: Service between Chama, Dulce, Bloomfield and Farmington
180 EL RITO – DEMAND SERVICE 6AM-6PM
All times are modified. It is no longer a circular route, but rather from Española to El Rito through Ojo Caliente and back. Now with a commuter option. An added stop directly at Ojo Caliente Spa as well as additional stops along US Highway 285.180 El Rito serves El Rito, Ojo Caliente, and Española Transit Center.
190 CHAMA – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. 1PM TRIP ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. 11:15 NORTH BOUND TRIP AND 1:20PM SOUTH BOUND TRIP TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. DEMAND SERVICE AVAILABLE 8AM-5PM
Now 5-days-per-week with a commuter connection at Española Park & Ride to Los Alamos. The 190 Chama route will now service the Abiquiu Rural Events Center as well as other stops on Highway US 84 previously serviced by the El Rito route. 190 Chama serves Chama, Tierra Amarilla, Canjilon, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, and Española Transit Center.
200 SANTA FE – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*
Improved commuter options to arrive in Santa Fe before 8:00 am and a return just after 5:00 pm. One seat ride (no change of bus) to Taos in the morning (beginning at 9:00 am) and afternoon (beginning at 3:00 pm. 200 Santa Fe serves Santa Fe, Tesuque, Pojoaque, and Española Transit Center.
210 POJOAQUE-NAMBÉ – DIAL-A-RIDE 8AM-5PM
Will now serve as a dial-a-ride service. Please call 505-629-4725 or toll-free to 866-206-0754, to register or schedule. Dial-a-Ride serves the Pojoaque-Nambé area as the scheduled fixed route is no longer available.
300 TAOS – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*
Now with a commuter option – one seat ride to Santa Fe in the morning and afternoon. Limited additional stops on US Highway 68 between Velarde and Ohkay Owingeh. 300 Taos serves Taos, Pilar, Dixon, Velarde, Alcalde, and Española Transit Center.
400 LOS ALAMOS – DEMAND SERVICE 6AM-6PM
Improved midday service times with connection to Santa Fe route at Cities of Gold Park & Ride. Additional stops within Los Alamos on Trinity Dr. at Diamond Dr., 7th St, and East Dr. at Airport Rd. Now servicing San Ildefonso Pueblo. 400 Los Alamos serves Los Alamos, Pojoaque, Santa Clara Pueblo, San Ildefonso, and Española Transit Center.