June 2017 - Issue 71
Monthly Transportation News from and for the Region 
Last Chance to take the MRCOG Bike to Work 2017 Survey

Didn't get to participate in Bike to Work Day and complete the survey? Worry not because the survey is open until Monday, June 5, 11:59pm! We'd love to hear your feedback! This data helps us:
  • Build a better understanding of bicyclist needs;
  • Collect general perceptions about bicycling in the greater Albuquerque area;
  • Identify targeted actions to make Albuquerque more bicycle friendly; and
  • An opportunity to suggest a BICI Bike Share station.
Please take this short n' sweet survey here. If you're curious about last year's findings and data, please read the report here.
Rio Metro Updates their Short Range Plan

If you've ever wondered what it takes to keep the Rail Runner in good working order, are curious about the projects and programs that the Rio Metro Regional Transit District is pursuing to improve its services, or would like to see a snapshot of Rio Metro's budget for 2018 and beyond, then check out the latest update to the Short Range Plan (Addendum 5) at the following link. This update was recently approved by the Rio Metro Board of Directors at their May 19th meeting.  

ABQ Public Art Division Offering Free Self-Guided Tour
Interested in learning more about public art in the Duke City? Join the City of Albuquerque's Public Art program on a self-guided bicycle tour on Sunday, June 4, from 10am-2pm. The self-guided tour starts at the Convention Center on 3rd Street across from Civic Plaza where staff will have a table set up from 10am-2pm to answer questions and provide route maps. Don't have a bike? Hop on a BICI Bike Share bike with a station conveniently located at the Convention Center. Visit zagster.com/abq to sign up for a membership or download the Zagster app to get started today!

Choose from the 12-mile Urban Adventure Loop that starts and ends at the Convention Center, or take a leisurely 3-mile, one-way trip from the Convention Center to the Albuquerque Museum's sculpture garden. This year, ABQ Public Art has a series of videos you can watch on your smart phone to learn more about the artworks you'll see. 

Shakespeare on the Rail June 10th, 17th & 24th

Shakespeare on the Rail brings quality Shakespeare scenes back to the New Mexico Rail Runner Express this summer. There will be six half-hour shows on the following Saturdays: June 10th, 17th, and 24th. The northbound shows happen aboard the #704 train beginning at about 2 p.m. between the Sandoval Co. / US 550 Station and the Santa Fe Co. / 599 Station. The southbound shows take place aboard the #705 train beginning at about 3:40 p.m. between the Santa Fe Co. / 599 Station and the Sandoval Co. / US 550 Station. Performances occur on the bottom level of the southernmost passenger car. There is no charge for the performance beyond the normal train fare. The performances are always highly comedic, physical, and family-friendly featuring scene selections from The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.

June Calendar

TCC Meeting
Friday, June 2nd, 1:30pm
MRCOG Board Room
Metropolitan Transportation Board Meeting
Friday, June 16th, 10am
MRCOG Board Room
Rio Metro Board Meeting Friday, June 16th, 12pm MRCOG Board Room
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