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THE NEXT NCRTD BOARD MEETING IS: FRIDAY, May 7, 2021 TIME: 9:00 AM

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY.

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Taos Area

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

TO VIEW THE CURRENT STATUS OF EACH ROUTE DURING COVID-19 (CLICK HERE)

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.

200 SANTA FE – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*

200 Santa Fe

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.

Routes and Schedules

300 TAOS – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*

300 Taos

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.

Routes and Schedules

305 TAOS EXPRESS – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*

205 Taos Express

Providing weekend express service between Taos, Española and Santa Fe.

Routes and Schedules

310 RED RIVER – NORMAL SCHEDULE, NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

310 Red River

Additional stops within the town of Red River. 310 Red River serves Questa and Red River.

Routes and Schedules

320 QUESTA – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*

320 Questa

Increased frequency of service with added midday roundtrip service. Now with added stops along NM Highway 522. 320 Questa serves Costilla, Cerro, Questa and Taos.

Routes and Schedules

330 PEÑASCO – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*

330 Penasco

Improved running times resulting in reduced total travel time from start to finish. New midday service. Better connections with 150 Chimayo in Las Trampas and 300 Taos at Taos County Administration Building. 330 Peñasco serves Taos, Las Trampas, Chamisal, Picuris Pueblo and Peñasco.

Routes and Schedules

340 CHILE LINE RED – NORMAL SCHEDULE, NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

340 Chile Line Red

Providing service throughout the Town of Taos and surrounding communities.

Routes and Schedules

341 TSV GREEN ​– SUSPENDED FOR THE 2020/2021 SEASON

341 TSV Green

Seasonal service operating Winter-only and providing fare-free service through the Town of Taos, El Prado, Arroyo Seco, Valdez to the Taos Ski Valley.

Winter Route and Schedule

350 UNM TAOS – DEMAND SERVICE 6AM-6PM

350 UNM Taos

Providing fare-free service throughout the Town of Taos and surrounding communities.

Routes and Schedules

360 TRES PIEDRAS – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED* OPERATES ON WEDNESDAYS

360 Tres Piedras

New service provided on Wednesdays from Tres Piedras to El Prado and Taos.

Routes and Schedules

370 CHILE RIDE – DEMAND SERVICE 6AM-6PM

PARATRANSIT:

370 Chile Ride

Two types of ADA complementary paratransit service are available: Subscription and Reservation
DEMAND: It is the goal of the NCRTD to provide mobility options for those residents of the Town of Taos that don’t have a fixed route readily available to them.

Routes and Schedules

380 NIGHT RIDER  ​– SUSPENDED FOR THE 2020/2021 SEASON

380 Night Rider for Web

New service operating this winter through March 23. Friday/Saturday evening service through the Town of Taos, El Prado, Arroyo Seco, Valdez to the Taos Ski Valley. Operates from 6:10 PM to 10:10 PM Friday and Saturday only from the third Saturday in December to the fourth Saturday in March.

Routes and Schedules

200/300 SANTA FE TO TAOS

200 Santa Fe

Providing fare-free, streamlined, no change of bus, service from Santa Fe to Taos Monday through Friday.

 

300 Taos

Routes and Schedules