For Immediate Release – November 6, 2019
In partnership with the Santa Fe National Forest and to honor our nation’s veterans and their families, the North Central Regional Transit District will waive fares for all on its RTD Blue Bus 255 Mountain Trail route on Monday, November 11.
The RTD Mountain Trail provides year-round public transit service from downtown Santa Fe up Hyde Park Road, to trailheads through the Santa Fe National Forest concluding at Ski Santa Fe.
On Veterans Day, the Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many recreation sites. In cooperation with other federal agencies and under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the forest service encourages “fee-free days” to create an opportunity for more Americans to connect with their public lands and participate in outdoor activities.
The Santa Fe National Forest has been a valuable partner in the design and service of the Mountain Trail route.
At its August Board meeting, the NCRTD passed a resolution designating three National Forest fee-free days as fare-free days on the Mountain Trail route: National Public Lands Day, Veterans Day and National Get Outdoors Day. By providing fare-free service on these days the NCRTD demonstrates its commitment to cooperate with the Forest Service, enhance access to the forest, and promote health and awareness of public lands.
The NCRTD thanks and honors all veterans for the time they served and the sacrifices they, and their families, made for our country.
The North Central Regional Transit District provides fare-free and premium fare public transit service 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. More information at: RidetheBlueBus.com