Atomic City Transit

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Atomic City Transit provides free public transportation in Los Alamos and White Rock. Get all the latest news, announcements, holiday closures, detours, and weather delays here. Also consider signing up on the ACTracker to get alerts and notifications directly by email or text! 

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Interested in becoming part of the ACT team?  Check out LAC's Employment Opportunities page here.


Service Announcements

Service Alert

  • Route 2M Service SuspensionBeginning Friday, June 21st Until Further Notice:  
    Due to staff shortage, Atomic City Transit (ACT) will suspend operations of Route 2M beginning Friday, June 21 until further notice. Please use Route 2T during this time.
    ACT did receive feedback asking to consider suspending Route 2T instead of 2M should the need arise, since 2M provides a more direct route downtown. After much deliberation, several factors influenced the decision to cancel Route 2M over 2T:
    • Route 2T connects to all routes at the Transit Center, while 2M does not connect to Route 6 during non-peak times or Route 5
    • Route 2T provides service to more areas in White Rock, and allows for bi-directional travel in White Rock
    • Route 2T provides service to Elk Ridge
    • Route 2T schedule aligns with school release times, should the suspension extend to the start of school
    ACT thanks their riders for the feedback and apologizes for the inconvenience of the suspension. Recruiting efforts will continue so that Route 2M can resume as soon as staffing levels are sufficient to operate the service.
     
    If you or anyone you know may be interested in driving for ACT, please apply on the County website

Service Reductions Due to Staffing Shortages

Due to staffing shortages, some of our services have been reduced. We are actively recruiting drivers, and will resume services when we have staff available. Thank you for your understanding, and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause our riders.

  • Route 3 Central / Canyon Suspended Until Further Notice - Beginning November 17th, 2022: Service to Entrada Dr (bus stops #570 at Entrada Dr & Camino Entrada, and #571 Entrada & Camino Entrada) will be serviced by Route 1 Downtown Circulator every 30 minutes (no need to call for pickup.) 

    Additionally, the Route 1 bus stop #405 at the LAC Airport will pick up on-demand during the Rt 3 cancellation – call our administrative office (505) 661-7433 to request pick-up at the Airport. 
  • Route 6 PM Peak Service Resumes (AM Peak service Remains Suspended) - Beginning Monday, October 30th, 2023: Afternoon Peak service on Route 6 will resume! PM Peak service provides 30-minute service on Rt 6, and operates from 3:05 PM to 6:21 PM. On our Routes & Schedules page, the PM Peak service times are highlighted on the timetables in yellow.
  • Route 2M Service Suspended Until Further Notice - Beginning Friday, June 21st, 2024:  Route 2M service will be suspended. Please use Route 2T during this time. ACT did receive feedback asking to consider suspending Route 2T instead of 2M should the need arise, since 2M provides a more direct route downtown. After much deliberation, several factors influenced the decision to cancel Route 2M over 2T:
    • Route 2T connects to all routes at the Transit Center, while 2M does not connect to Route 6 during non-peak times or Route 5
    • Route 2T provides service to more areas in White Rock, and allows for bi-directional travel in White Rock
    • Route 2T provides service to Elk Ridge
    • Route 2T schedule aligns with school release times, should the suspension extend to the start of school
    ACT thanks their riders for the feedback and apologizes for the inconvenience of the suspension. Recruiting efforts will continue so that Route 2M can resume as soon as staffing levels are sufficient to operate the service.

     

Detours and Bus Stop Closures

  • None currently

Holidays and Holiday Service

  • Juneteenth - Wednesday, June 19th: Atomic City Transit will not operate regular fixed routes in observance of Juneteenth. Dial-a-Ride service will be available from 6:00 AM until 5:30 PM on a first come first served basis. Reservations can be made by calling 505-661-RIDE (7433). We will take same-day reservations starting at 5:45 am until 5:15 PM. Regular service will resume on Thursday, June 20th. 

Seasonal Services

  • Summer Concert Service - Beginning Friday, May 24th through August 30th: Summer Concert Series bus service to start every Friday from around 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Check our Routes and Schedules page for schedule details. 
  • Bandelier Shuttle Service - Beginning Thursday, June 27th Through October 16th, 2024: Route 12 to Bandelier National Monument will operate from June 27th through October 16th. The shuttle will carry visitors from the White Rock Visitor Center to the Frey Trailhead (across from Juniper Campground), and then to the park visitor center. Shuttles run every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays. Last shuttle each day leaves the visitor center at 5 PM. There is no charge for riding the shuttle. Visit our Routes & Schedules for maps and times.


ACT is Free

There are NO FARES on any service operated by Atomic City Transit.

The Incorporated County of Los Alamos has opted to invest Federal transit grant funds and Transit Gross Receipts Tax dollars that are returned to the County, as well as local General Fund dollars, to bring this service to you.

The next time you see one of your County Councilors, be sure to thank him or her for this support for public transportation and contribution to the quality of life in our community! 

Public Transit Basics

Take a look at this year's Snow & Ice Control Plan for winter storm emergency response guidelines. The document can be downloaded from the Traffic and Streets Division page.

Before riding Atomic City Transit, please review our Customer Service Policy and Rider's Guide(PDF, 165KB) and our Disruptive Passenger Conduct Policy(PDF, 65KB). Parents, please review this Bus Safety Basics Coloring & Activity Book(PDF, 10MB) 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).