North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) RTD Blue Bus routes will resume on Monday, November 30 by providing essential service on a limited basis.
All routes will operate on either a demand request or reservation basis with the exception of the 290 Edgewood route and the 170 Jicarilla route, though 170 will continue to serve paratransit customers in the Chama/Dulce area. Additionally, the 190 Chama routewill provide demand service within Chama and Tierra Amarilla providing essential local trips within those communities.
Demand service allows riders to call and schedule a trip being picked up and dropped-off at established RTD bus stops. Riders are asked to limit trips to only those that are essential. Face coverings are required to ride and must remain on for the duration of the trip. Seating on vehicles are limited due to social distancing and groups of five or less.
Service on District routes were suspended Monday, November 16 after three employees based in the RTD Taos facility had tested positive for coronavirus. Some of these positive employees had interacted with employees from the Española facility. To guarantee proper safety measures were taken, while taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of all passengers and employees, services were placed on hold. All employees in Taos, as well as Santa Fe, Española and Chama were tested and quarantined resulting in no additional positive results.
Alerts will be issued as routes resume full service and updates, as they occur, can be found at the District website RidetheBlueBus.com