ABQ RIDE Modifying Bus Service Once Again to Meet the Needs of Riders

Changes in Response to Bernalillo County Moving from Red to Yellow COVID-19 Level

Albuquerque’s Transit Department/ABQ RIDE is modifying its schedules once again, in light of the Governor’s recent order moving Bernalillo County from the COVID-19 Red level to the Yellow level. The changes take place Saturday, February 27, 2021.

As COVID-19 cases went up last November, Transit adjusted its schedules in keeping with public health needs. Now, with a steady drop in the number of daily COVID-19 cases in Bernalillo County, ABQ RIDE is again adjusting schedules to add more service on some routes.

“We know how important bus service is to workers and families who need to get around the city, so we’re eager to bring these routes back in a safe way that protects our community’s health,” said Danny Holcomb, Transit Director.

Here are the changes to the bus schedules:

On Weekdays:

These routes will go to a full weekday service:

#1 – Juan Tabo

#16 – Broadway/University/Gibson

#36 – 12th St/Rio Grande

#37 – 12th St/Rio Grande

#50 – Airport/Downtown

#51 – Atrisco/Rio Bravo

#53 – Isleta

#54 – Bridge/Westgate

#97 – Zuni

#140 – San Mateo/CNM

#141 – San Mateo

#155 – Coors


These routes will go to weekday service (with exceptions noted):

#2 – Eubank (No service to KAFB all day) the southern end of the route will move its turnaround from the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center to Gibson and Research.

#31 – Wyoming (Limited service to KAFB all day)


Service every 30 minutes (less frequent in the evening):

#5 – Montgomery/Carlisle/Lomas

#8 – Menaul (weekday route)

#10 – N. 4th St.

#11 – Lomas

#157 – Cottonwood/Montaño/Uptown (limited service to KAFB)

#790 – ARTx


Saturday service (but with earlier start times):

#198 – 98th Street


No change from current service:

#66 – Central

#766 – ART Red Line

#777-ART Green Line


Continued no service:

All commuter routes (#s 6, 7, 12, 13, 34, 92, 93, 94, 96, 98, 162, 217, 222, 250, 251, 551)

However, once the New Mexico Rail Runner Express resumes limited service, ABQ RIDE could begin limited service on Route #251–Rio Rancho-Albuquerque/Rail Runner Connection to meet peak-period train trips.


On Saturdays and Sundays:

All routes will return to their previous regular schedules with one minor exception for the #2 – Eubank.

The southern end of that route will move its turnaround from the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center to Gibson and Research all day on Saturdays, like it already does on Sundays.


All other routes will operate regular schedules. 

Sun Van: On all days, Sun Van service will continue to operate its normal hours.

You can also find these schedule changes at in both English and Spanish.

(También puede encontrar estos cambios de horario en tanto en inglés como en español.)

ABQ RIDE buses are still being cleaned and sanitized overnight with additional temporary staff. And both fixed route and Sun Van buses are still receiving a nightly disinfecting fog treatment.

With the Governor’s recent order moving Bernalillo County into the Yellow COVID-19 level, the Alvarado Transportation Center’s Customer Service windows have reopened to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday.