Atomic City Transit announces plans for the phased re-opening of fixed-route public transportation in Los Alamos County beginning Monday, March 1.
Phase-one will include fixed-route bus service for Routes 1 – Downtown, 2M White Rock to Los Alamos via Main Hill, Route 4 North Community and Route 6 North Mesa while continuing Dial-A-Ride service, all operating on reduced hours of daily service, approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A critical factor, as this initial phase of resuming bus service begins is maintaining employee and passenger safety by complying with public health recommendations.
In accordance with Governor’s Executive Order and Federal mandates:
- Passengers and Operators are required to wear face coverings to board and ride the bus;
- The number of passengers allowed on each bus will be limited to comply with social distancing recommendations; and
- Some seats on every bus will be blocked-off to assure adequate spacing between passengers again to comply with social distancing recommendations.
Atomic City Transit staff continue to follow measures to further enhance public health safety as we begin to resume fixed-route bus service:
- Hand sanitizer is available on all vehicles for both customers and staff;
- All transit vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to being put into daily service, as well as high touch areas disinfected between trips, throughout the day; and
- Passengers will board and depart the bus only through the back doors only (when available).
Atomic City Operations and Dispatch staff will monitor bus capacity on each route to assure capacity compliance. When capacity has been reached, Dial-A-Ride service can be requested to assure residents get where they need to be.
The County thanks the community in advance for its understanding as they address such issues during the re-opening.
The Dial-A-Ride service, in operation County-wide, shall continue with the same service hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for all areas of the County that cannot be covered on a fixed route service or when capacity has been met.
Dial-A-Ride service is available to any person and is a curb-to-curb service with ADA accessible vehicles. Call (505) 661-RIDE (7433) the day prior and schedule an appointment. Residents also may call the same day and book a trip on a space available basis.
For the specific Route 1, 2M, 4 and 6 service schedules that begin March 1, click here.