RoadRUNNER Transit Implements Bus Route Changes 2018
Las Cruces public transit customers will see new changes in the City’s bus service on March 26, 2018. RoadRUNNER Transit will implement the next phase in its Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) which will return bus service to the Solano Corridor and Evelyn/Madrid areas, improve service between Downtown and New Mexico State University (NMSU), reverse bus route on Elks Drive and Del Rey Boulevard to provide better access to medical clinics, and increase frequency of service between the Mesilla Valley Intermodal Transit Terminal (MVITT) and Picacho Avenue. These changes, which were unanimously approved by City Council in early December 2017, are part of the SRTP’s Phase 3 and 5 and meet the City’s strategic goals.
“Through public meetings and surveys conducted after Phase One, we are implementing modifications that are overwhelmingly desired by our customers,” says Michael Bartholomew, transit administrator. “Residents in the Solano and Evelyn/Madrid areas will be especially happy to see that route reinstated.”
RoadRUNNER Transit will offer Fare Free Week on all buses to introduce the new route changes from Monday, March 26 – Saturday, March 31, 2018. Enlarged maps showing changes will be on display in the lobby of MVITT. Revised bus route maps will also be available at MVITT and on buses starting on March 26, 2018. They can be accessed on the City website.
MVITT is located at 300 W. Lohman Ave. For additional information or questions, call 575/541-2500. Bus route maps can be found at http://www.las-cruces.org/departments/quality-of-life/transit/fixed-route-maps-and-schedules.