DISPATCH: (505) 661-RIDE (7433)
Mon. - Fri., 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Click here for our schedules
Click here for real-time route
information with our ACTracker.
Learn more here.|
ACT Assist News
Los Alamos, NM – Atomic City Transit will be adding ADA complementary paratransit service to its mix of transportation offerings.
The new service, which will operate under the name “ACT Assist,” has a targeted start date of January 25, 2016 and will provide transit service to individuals with disabilities that is comparable to the level of service provided to individuals without disabilities on the regular bus system.
“We’re happy to be introducing this new service model in Los Alamos County,” said Ken Smithson, Transit Manager, “and confident that ACT Assist will not only improve the transit experience for individuals with disabilities, but also bring us more into line with Federal requirements.”
The latter is important, as the County relies heavily on Federal funding assistance to operate its transit services.
The County Council approved the ACT Assist ADA Complementary Paratransit Policies and Procedures at its regularly scheduled meeting on October 27, 2015, and Atomic City Transit will take three months to implement the program. This will provide time for individuals to complete and submit applications, and be certified as “ADA paratransit eligible” per the Federal guidelines.
All applicants, including those currently registered on the Dial-a-Ride service, must complete the application form.
“We’ll keep everyone in the community well informed as we roll out the program,” added Smithson, “and we invite those who wish to be considered for the service to begin submitting applications now.”
More information on the program, including an application that can be downloaded, is available at the Atomic City Transit website (www.atomiccitytransit.com), on the ACT Assist page.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Atomic City Transit at (505) 661-7433.
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.
Comprehensive Transit Study and Five-Year Plan
The Comprehensive Transit Study and Five-Year Plan can be found here.
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) and Peak Route 2 (Clockwise) completes the final three 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, 6:37pm, and 6:57pm each evening and arrive at their final stop in White Rock (Hwy 4 & Sherwood) at 6:50pm, 7:08pm, and 7:20pm 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).
Sign up for updates to Atomic City Transit services via our e-mail newsletter. If changes to bus services are made, we can alert you quickly. After you submit your request, you will receive a follow-up validation email message. You must complete the validation process to be added to the subscriber database.