Transit Study Released for Comment
Rio Metro Regional Transit District has released the Draft Paseo del Norte High Capacity Transit Study (HCTS) Alternatives Analysis report and is inviting public comment. The goal of the HCTS is to identify how public transit can provide an alternative to single-occupancy vehicle travel and meet some of the cross-river travel needs.
Details about the Report and Proposed BRT Route
The report summarizes all aspects of the study, including:
- the need and purpose of the project
- a description of bus rapid transit (BRT) and how the service could be implemented
- and details of the route evaluation process.
The BRT route identified as best meeting the project’s goals and objectives originates in the area of Southern and Unser Boulevards in Rio Rancho. The route travels south on Unser Blvd. to Paseo del Norte (PDN), and continues east on PDN until reaching Jefferson Blvd. and the North I-25 corridor. After traveling south on Jefferson Blvd., the route continues to the UNM and CNM area. The report also outlines some important considerations and next steps if the region chooses to pursue BRT within this corridor.
Provide Your Comments
The public is encouraged to comment on any aspect of the study. Comments will be accepted until September 12, 2014 and can be submitted to Tony Sylvester, Special Projects Manager, at [email protected] or (505) 247-1750.