The Rapid Ride Station is located less than 3 blocks from the hotel. You can walk, or we can drive you the station. The Rapid Ride is your gateway to Nob Hill, Downtown and Old Town, offering free Wireless Internet Access, multiple bike racks, and children’s books onboard. Cost is only $1.00 each way and departures are every 15 to 20 minutes. Please contact the hotel or refer to the Rapid Ride web site at www.cabq.gov/transit/rapid-ride for more information.
The Rapid Ride Red Line travels an 11-mile route along Central Avenue from Unser to Wyoming, then north on Wyoming to the Uptown shopping district. The route provides access from the BioPark, Old Town, Downtown, Presbyterian Hospital, University of New Mexico, Nob Hill, NM Expo at the State Fairgrounds, The new International Market, Los Altos Golf Course / Skate Park, Uptown shopping area.
One of the key components of Rapid Ride is the signal priority system. The system enables the Rapid Ride bus to shorten a red traffic signal and lengthen a green signal. It is expected that the signal priority system will reduce travel time by 25%. The signal priority system allows Rapid Ride to save time (your time!) while you relax in comfort on our new buses.
There is a Park & Ride lot at each end of the route -one at the Uptown Transit Center and another at Southwest Mesa. There is no charge to park in any of the Park & Ride lots.
Rapid After Dark runs every Friday and Saturday night until 3:00 a.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through September 21.