ABQ RIDE Resumes Limited Service on Suburban Rides – City of Albuquerque
From next week, limited service will resume on ABQ RIDE’s commuter routes, which operate during peak hours to efficiently get passengers to work.
Routes can be served by Sun vans, as opposed to city buses, to meet current levels of demand while still meeting public health orders in place for transit services. Each van or bus will operate at 50% of its capacity, depending on local and federal mandates. Masks will still be required for all passengers and drivers, as they are on all city buses and transit properties.
With one exception, shuttle service will be re-established on designated routes, which had high ridership before the start of the pandemic. Service will be provided on about half of the pre-pandemic scheduled trips, with the exception of Route 162 Ventana Ranch Commuter, which will only perform pre-pandemic scheduled trips on request. To request a ride on Route 162, passengers should call ABQ RIDE at (505) 243-7433 and select option three before 5:00 p.m. the day before the ride.
âWe look forward to servicing our commuters again and bringing back these vital routes, which are essential for moving people on the subway,â said Danny Holcomb, Director of Transit. âIt is important that as we continue to restore service, people respect the public health considerations that are still in place to keep everyone safe. “
Routes starting limited service on June 14e are:
6 – Indian school
7 – Candelaria
12 – Statutes
13 – Comanche
34 – San Pedro
92 – Taylor Ranch
93 – Academy
94 – Unser
96 – Crosstown
98 – Wyoming
162 – Ventana Ranch Commuter (on request only)
Route 551 will not resume service at this time. Please use route 251 as an alternative.
To view the most recent route and schedule information, visit the ABQ RIDE website.
ABQ RIDE is Albuquerque’s primary form of public transportation, averaging 120,000 passengers on its buses each day.