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ABQ RIDE Resuming Limited Service on Commuter Routes

Starting next week, Sun Vans will service some commuter routes

Starting next week, limited service will resume on ABQ RIDE’s commuter routes, which operate at peak hours to efficiently get riders to and from work.

The routes may be serviced by Sun Vans, as opposed to city buses, in order to help meet current levels of demand and still observe public health orders in place for transit services. Each van or bus will operate at 50% capacity, according to 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, commuter service will be restored on designated trips, which had high ridership before the pandemic began. Service will be provided on about half of pre-pandemic scheduled trips, with the exception of the Route 162 Ventana Ranch Commuter, which will operate pre-pandemic scheduled trips only on request. To request a ride on Route 162, passengers should call ABQ RIDE at (505) 243 -7433 and select option three by 5 p.m. the day before the ride is needed.

“We look forward to servicing our commuters again and bringing back these vital routes, which are essential in moving people across the metro,” said Danny Holcomb, Transit Director. “It’s important that as we continue to bring back service, people respect the public health considerations still in place to keep everyone safe.”

Routes beginning limited service on June 14th are:

6 – Indian School

7 – Candelaria

12 – Constitution

13 – Comanche

34 – San Pedro

92 – Taylor Ranch

93 – Academy

94 – Unser

96 – Crosstown

98 – Wyoming

162 – Ventana Ranch Commuter (by request only)

Route 551 will not resume service at this time.  Please use route 251 as an alternative.

To view the most current route and schedule information, visit the ABQ RIDE website.

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ABQ RIDE is Albuquerque‘s principal form of public transportation, logging an average of 120,000 passenger miles on its busses each day.