The North Central Regional Transit District’s (NCRTD) RTD “Blue Bus” will provide special event bus transit services for the Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, June 30 and July 1.
The fare free service will include a downtown shuttle providing nine roundtrips per day beginning at 11:10 a.m. with stops at Sheridan Street Transit Center, the New Mexico Visitor Center lot at Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, South Capitol Rail Runner Station and the Santa Fe Place Mall (south side parking lot) transit hub to connect with the Santa Fe Trails bus system, including the #2 which serves the Cerrillos Hotel corridor. Local residents will find park and ride options at the South Capitol station, New Mexico Visitor Center and Santa Fe Place Mall lots.
A second bus, providing fare free service, will run from the 599 Rail Runner Station approximately each half hour, beginning at 11:45 a.m. In addition to providing connections to the NM Rail Runner Express, local residents will have park and ride options at the 599 Station allowing them to avoid parking congestion at Las Golondrinas.
NM Rail Runner Express has added an additional train on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate eventgoers from Albuquerque. Visit www.riometro.org to view the train schedules.
The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare bus service Monday through Friday to a service area that encompasses over 10,000 square miles of north central New Mexico including the counties of Taos, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe; the Cities of Santa Fe and Española and the Towns of Taos and Edgewood, and the Village of Chama; as well as the Pueblos of Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, Nambé, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara and Tesuque. The agency’s signature “RTD Blue Buses” provide additional transit connections to New Mexico Rail Runner, Santa Fe Trails, New Mexico Park and Ride, Los Alamos Atomic City Transit, Taos RTD Chile Line and Red River Miner’s Transit.