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DISPATCH: (505) 661-RIDE (7433) 
Mon. - Fri., 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Minor Changes to Bandelier Shuttle Route through White Rock:

Effective Monday, September 22, 2014, Atomic City Transit will implement changes to the current Route 12 (Bandelier Shuttle). On the return trip from Bandelier to the White Rock Visitor Center, this route will no longer travel down Grand Canyon Drive to Rover Boulevard through residential areas and back to the Visitor Center on State Route 4. The new route will include a stop a State Route 4 and Sherwood and then turn south at Bonnie View with one stop on this street and turn east on Longview with two stops on Longview and then connect back to Rover and State Route 4 to end at the White Rock Visitor Center. This route change is designed to help enhance visitors experience by having stops conveniently located near White Rock area restaurants.

Central Avenue Construction Changes to Routes 1, 2M, and 3:

Central Ave is currently closed between 20th Street and 15th St. Beginning September 15th, Oppenheimer St will also be closed between Central Ave and Trinity Dr.

As a result, all stops on Central Ave between 20th Street and 15th Street are closed. Stops on the south side of Canyon Rd between Oppenheimer St and Trinity Dr are also closed.

Route 1 Detour: Route 1 will turn left onto 15th St from Central Ave, right onto Deacon St, right onto 20th St, then left onto Central. 

Route 2M Detours: 2M Outbound (from Transit Center to White Rock) will turn right onto Trinity Dr from Diamond Dr and utilize Trinity Dr throughout the downtown area. Riders should utilize stops on the south side of Trinity throughout this area instead of the stops on Canyon/Central. Note: 2M Inbound (from White Rock to Transit Center) will continue to utilize the stops on the north side of Central Ave until 15th St. At 15th St the bus will turn left onto 15th, then right onto Deacon St, then right onto 20th St, then left onto Central and continue on the regular route. 

Route 3 Detour: Route 3 Outbound (from Transit Center) will turn right onto Trinity Dr from Diamond Dr and utilize Trinity Dr through the downtown area. Riders should utilize stops on the south side of Trinity throughout this area instead of the stops on Canyon/Central. Route 3 Inbound (to Transit Center) will travel along its regular route.

2014 Bandelier Shuttle Schedule

Atomic City Transit is operating a seasonal shuttle service from the White Rock Visitor Center to Bandelier National Monument from May 23rd through October 27th in 2014. Bandelier visitors must use the shuttle service between the hours of 9am and 3pm. See the 2014 Bandelier Shuttle Schedule for details and exceptions.

Routes & Schedules

Hard copies of the current Route and Schedule Packet are available on buses. Just ask your driver for a copy. A new Ride Guide is being finalized and will be printed and available on buses soon.

Route 2 Serves Airport Upon Request

ACT Route 2 serves the airport (LAM) upon request. Riders should advise the Route 2 driver of airport terminal building destination when boarding the bus. Riders should call 661-RIDE (7433) to request a Route 2 pick-up at the airport terminal building.

Pajarito Acres Service

Service to the Pajarito Acres area is now provided via ACT's curb to curb Dial-a-Ride Service. Those with a documented disability or who are age 60 and over can schedule rides up to three days in advance. The general public may request same day Dial-a-Ride service.

In addition, after Route 2 (Counter-Clockwise) completes the final two runs through White Rock at the end of the day, these buses will turn into Dial-a-Ride vehicles upon request in order to deliver riders to specific locations in White Rock, including Pajarito Acres. Riders requesting a Dial-a-Ride drop off should be sure to let their driver know when they board the bus. To further clarify, these are the Route 2 runs that leave the Transit Center at 6:27pm and 6:57pm each evening and arrive at their final stop in White Rock (Hwy 4 & Sherwood) at 7:00pm and 7:30pm respectively each evening.  

Public Transit Basics

Before riding Atomic City Transit, please review our Customer Service Policy. Parents, please review this Bus Safety Basics Coloring & Activity Book with your children to ensure they understand the safety tips discussed before they ride. To request a copy in the mail, please call Dispatch at 661-RIDE(7433).


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 Acting Transit Division Manager

Philo Shelton

Atomic City Transit Dispatch
101 Camino Entrada, Bldg 1, Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 661-RIDE (7433) / Fax: (505) 663-1816

Philo Shelton, the County's Public Works Director, is currently managing the Transit Division with the support of Jill Carothers, who supervises administrative staff, dispatch, and Dial a Ride services; and, Fran Suazo, who supervises the day-to-day fixed route operations. Both may be reached through Atomic City Transit Dispatch.

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