August 2017 - Issue 73
Monthly Transportation News from and for the Region 
Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Webinar 

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration is hosting a webinar on its initiative that promotes countermeasures to keep pedestrians safe at uncontrolled crossing locations, including: road diets, pedestrian hybrid beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, raised crosswalks, and crosswalk visibility. The webinar will discuss how local agencies across the nation are using countermeasures to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities. It will take place on Thursday, August 10th, from 10:30am-noon. Register here

$1 Weekends Start This Month!

Have you always wanted to try the train and just kept putting it off? Now is the perfect time to do it! Starting in August, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express will kick off $1 Weekends. The fourth weekend of every month, from August through October, all fares are only one dollar on each Saturday or Sunday all day! Take the train and explore Central New Mexico with options for great dining and shopping all within walking distance or a short transit ride from Rail Runner stations.
Take the Train to the Burning of Zozobra

Say good-bye to summer on Friday, September 1, 2017 at New Mexico's hottest party, the 93rd Burning of Zozobra at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe! Since 1924, this iconic event has been New Mexico's favorite way to shake off gloom and fire up fun. This year, the Decades Project showcases Zozobra as a cool 1950s Daddy-O! Gates open at 3 p.m., pre-show entertainment begins at 7 p.m., and the official Zozobra show starts at 9:30 p.m.

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express will adjust the train schedule to allow people to attend the event and return home afterward. Passengers who purchase their Zozobra tickets online in advance will have the option to add on a Rail Runner ticket at the same time, adding an extra level of convenience for those traveling from south of Santa Fe. Free shuttles will take people between the South Capitol Rail Runner Station and the event.

Two Public Meetings on Transportation Projects on August 2nd

There will be two public meetings about transportation projects in Albuquerque on Wednesday, August 2nd. One will be a meeting about upcoming construction on the I-25 and Rio Bravo/Broadway Interchange Project. It will be at 6 p.m. at the Mountain View Community Center at 201 Prosperity Ave SE. 
The other meeting is for the Alameda Blvd Improvement Project (I-25 to Edith). Information about the improvements under consideration along the corridor will be presented and comments and ideas for the project will be sought. The meeting will be at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum at 9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting will be in an open house format. 
UrbanABQ Day of Action Considering the Future of Albuquerque on August 5th

August Calendar

TCC Meeting
Friday, August 4th, 1:30pm
MRCOG Board Room
Metropolitan Transportation Board Meeting
Friday, August 18th, 10am
MRCOG Board Room
Rio Metro Board Meeting Friday, August 18th, 12pm MRCOG Board Room
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