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07/02/21 - The NMDOT and local law enforcement agencies remind drivers Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


SANTA FE – This Independence Day, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and statewide law enforcement agencies are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over impaired driving awareness campaign. In support of the law enforcement community’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, law enforcement agencies will be working together during the holiday weekend to take drunk drivers off the roads. Read more...

07/02/21 - State Transportation Commission Meeting in Las Cruces July 15 Opportunity for in-person public comment


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is holding a State Transportation Commission (STC) Meeting in District One in Las Cruces on Thursday, July 15 at 9 a.m. at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, located at 4100 Dripping Springs Rd. Read more...

06/28/21 - NMDOT Unveils New ENDWI Campaign


ENDWI Campaign - The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Division (NMDOT-TSD) is releasing a new, summer ENDWI campaign capitalizing on the iconic good versus bad behaviors. This concept created by local advertising agency RK Venture takes a serious topic and uses a healthy dose of humor to convey good versus bad choices through a personified angel and devil who share a space in an ‘Afterlife Office.’ The campaign will include television, radio, billboard, digital advertising, and social media promotions. Read more...

06/11/21 - Guidelines for Safe & Responsible Travel In New Mexico


If traveling to New Mexico is on the horizon for you, we invite you to take a moment to review some helpful guidelines when visiting New Mexico. For more information on the status of COVID-19 in New Mexico, please visit the New Mexico Department of Health. Read more...

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...

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