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06/04/21 - Secure your load, prevent roadside litter, save lives


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) recognizes June 6 as “Secure Your Load Day,” a traffic safety campaign that encourages drivers to properly secure their loads to prevent roadway litter and crashes. Read more...

05/25/21 - U.S. 84 (South Grand Avenue) project in Las Vegas is complete


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is pleased to announce, the U.S. 84 Grand Avenue reconstruction project is complete. In celebration and recognition of the tremendous effort and collaborative support, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. along the four-lane roadway. Read more...

05/24/21 - Multistate campaign to raise seat belt safety awareness


SANTA FE – Five states join New Mexico to increase seat belt use across state lines. The New Mexico Department of Transportation and local law enforcement agencies join Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming reminding travelers to buckle up. The ‘State2State. Buckle up’ campaign wants travelers to stay buckled in every state no matter how far they are going. Read more...

05/17/21 - Public invited to comment on future projects


SANTA FE – The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is required under federal legislation and contains projects located on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or N.M. designations). The STIP is a collaborative state, local, regional, and tribal transportation planning effort, developed by NMDOT. Projects included in the STIP are funded with a combination of federal, state and/or local funds. STIP amendments are also included in the Planning and Research Work Programs. Read more...

05/17/21 - Park and Ride restores service to coincide with Rail Runner schedule


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Park and Ride will increase service to support the reinstated full schedule on New Mexico Rail Runner Express on May 24, 2021. The trains will resume running on a full weekday and weekend schedule. Train capacity is limited to 25 percent or 160 seats. Visit www.riometro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=277 for more information. Read more...

05/10/21 - NMDOT revives ‘Toss NO Mas’ litter campaign


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is launching a revamped ‘Toss NO Mas’ litter campaign beginning Monday, May 10. Read more...

05/03/21 - National Bike to School Day


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation encourages National Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 5. Read more...

04/30/21 - May is Motorcycle Awareness Month


SANTA FE – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) to remind all motorists to Get Up to Speed on Motorcycles during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May. Read more...

04/29/21 - NMDOT partnership provides safe rides during Cinco de Mayo weekend


SANTA FE – As drivers celebrate the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend, the New Mexico Department of Transportation and its partners are promoting a program to get New Mexican’s home safely. Read more...

04/29/21 - May is National Bicycle Safety Month


SANTA FE – Americans are increasingly riding bicycles to commute, for exercise, or just for fun. The New Mexico Department of Transportation reminds everyone, by law, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorized vehicles; people’s choices, whether they are on two wheels or four, can affect the lives of those around them. Read more...

04/29/21 - NMDOT seeking comments on Pedestrian Safety Action Plan


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation has developed a statewide Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and welcomes public feedback. Read more...

03/11/21 - The Archdiocese of Santa Fe cancels Good Friday events - NMDOT and N.M. State Police discourage pilgrimages this holy week


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico State Police and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe are asking the faithful to please stay home during Holy Week. While annual pilgrimages to El Santuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill are cherished, New Mexico traditions, the events have been cancelled. Read more...

03/10/21 - NMDOT welcomes public input on U.S. 380 corridor improvement study


ROSWELL – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are hosting a public information meeting on the U.S. 380 proposed corridor improvement study. Members of the public from New Mexico and Texas are invited to attend the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to share proposed alternatives for the corridor and gather public comments. Read more...

03/08/21 - NMDOT proposes an amendment to Utility Rule 17.4.2 - Public comment is encouraged


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is proposing an amendment to Utility Rule 17.4.2 New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC.) The rule defines requirements for occupying state and interstate systems Right of Way (ROW) by public utilities and is now being expanded to include the use of public ROW by private for-profit telecommunication and broadband businesses. The current rule has been in place since the 1960’s and was last amended in 2001. State ROW is primarily intended for transportation uses but is also available for public utilities and if safe, for private uses including parking spaces or private broadband businesses. Read more...

03/02/21 - Rider Alert - Park and Ride increases service to coincide with Rail Runner schedule


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation Park and Ride will increase service to support the opening of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express after a year-long suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trains will be running on a limited weekday schedule only. Train capacity is limited to 25 percent or 160 seats. Visit www.riometro.org/weekdayschedule for more information. Read more...

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