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RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route In Service July 4 Weekend

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD 255 Mountain Trail Route into the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will be in service Friday, July 3 and throughout the July 4 weekend.

The route is operating on a reservation-only system. Face coverings are required to ride, and seating is limited to four passengers due to social distancing measures and the state order restricting groups to five or less.

For more information or to make a reservation, call toll-free 1.866.206.0754, Ext. 2. 

Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place in the SFNF, which include a ban on campfires. Fireworks


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Posts From The Road: Fredericksburg, Texas

Advertising: Pickups are big everywhere but they are the vehicle of choice for many Texans. Wineries often use old and vintage trucks to advertise their business and attract the eyes of passing motorists such as this pickup in front of the Texas Heritage Winery and Tasting Room in Fredericksburg, Texas. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

The Vereins Kirche: The original Vereins Kirche was constructed by German settlers after arriving in 1846 in Fredericksburg, Texas. The octagon shaped structure is of German decent and the first public building constructed by the settlers. The facility


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North Central Regional Transit District Blue Buses Holiday Closure July 3; RTD 255 Mountain Trail To Operate

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Bus. Courtesy/NCRTD

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Buses will not be in service Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

The exception will be the 255 Mountain Trail to the Santa Fe National Forest, which will be in operation that day.

Saturday, July 4, the 255 Mountain Trail and the weekend 305 Taos Express will be in service.

Both routes are operating on a reservation-only system beginning June 29. Masks are required to ride, and seating is limited to four passengers due to social


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NCRTD To Resume Regular Route And Service Times On Six Routes Including 400 Los Alamos Beginning June 29

NCRTD News:

The North Central Regional Transit District’s RTD Blue Bus will resume regular route and scheduled operation on six routes June 29.

The routes had been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The routes include the 255 Mountain Trail, 305 Taos Express, 400 Los Alamos, 280 Eldorado, 260 La Cienega and 310 Red River.

Passengers on 255 Mountain Trail into the Santa Fe National Forest and the weekend 305 Taos Express are advised that reservations will currently be required as seating is limited. Requests must be made at least 24-hours in advance at 866.206.0754, ext 2. The


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Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic Completes 2nd Glide Test

Spaceport America facility in Southern New Mexico. Courtesy/Spaceport America

SPACEPORT AMERICA News:

SIERRA COUNTY — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, has completed its second glide flight held at the Spaceport America facility in Southern New Mexico.

“Virgin Galactic continues to work steadily towards their goal of flying aspiring astronauts to space from New Mexico. We are excited by their progress,” said New Mexico Spaceport Authority’s Director of Aerospace Operations Dr. Bill Gutman.

Spaceport America has experienced delays and cancellations due to the global


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NMDOT: Virtual Car Seat Inspections Available In July

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — Car seat inspections are still possible by way of virtual instruction.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Division and Safer New Mexico Now will host virtual car seat education sessions through Zoom. 

The one on one sessions will provide parents and caregivers instruction on the proper selection, installation and use of their car seats from nationally certified child passenger safety technicians. 

Beginning in July, the virtual sessions will occur noon to 2 p.m. every first and third Wednesday of the month.

Sessions are by appointment only.


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