ABQ RIDE studying route system for convenience, efficiency, equity

June 24, 2021
ABQ RIDE is seeking a consultant to oversee the initiative to update the fixed-route system.

A request for proposal (RFP) has been released by ABQ RIDE for consultants to oversee a study of its fixed-route system. 

The study will analyze existing fixed-routes and origin-destination data and recommend updates. The effort will consider social equity issues to inform suggestions for changes to the system that could improve access to public transportation.  

Local stakeholders and key communities will be engaged in the study to support the system analysis with rider insight and experience. 

Ultimately, the study and the suggestions that it produces will aim to bolster ridership throughout the system, help improve the transit experience for every rider and deliver services that meet customer demand. 

“There are a lot of things our system is doing right in terms convenience, efficiency and equity, but there are always opportunities to do better,” said Danny Holcomb, transit director. “This study is going to illuminate how we can continue to improve as our city grows and changes and help us better serve existing and future riders.” 

The RFP is currently open on the city of Albuquerque’s procurement site where more details on the requirements and timeline are available.