Atomic City Transit
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!
Interested in becoming part of the ACT team? Check out LAC's Employment Opportunities page here.
Transit Center Survey
Los Alamos County in coordination with its Transit Partners (Atomic City Transit, New Mexico DOT Park & Ride, North Central Regional Transit District and Los Alamos National Lab) has partnered with consulting firm Stantec to evaluate locations for a potential new transit center in Los Alamos and/or White Rock. The transit center(s) will provide connection between different bus lines and could include park and ride and new mixed-use development.
Los Alamos County invites the local and regional community to take part in a survey regarding existing and future transit use and preferences. The 15 question survey will take approximately 8 minutes to complete, and will be available until 5 pm on Friday, December 22. The survey can be accessed here.
This survey is the first step in a 6-month study that will evaluate potential locations for new transit centers. The process will include additional opportunities for public input, which will also be noticed once scheduled. Your input is invaluable to the success of this study. If you have any questions regarding this survey or the study, please contact County Project Manager Keith Wilson, at email@example.com or 505-663-1757
- Route 2M Service Resumes - Beginning Monday, October 23rd: Route 2M will resume normal service!
- Route 6 PM Peak Service Resumes - Beginning Monday, October 30th: 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. Our ACTracker app will not show this PM peak service for 2-3 weeks.
- Early Morning Dial-a-Ride Service Starts - Beginning Monday, October 23rd: As part of the implementation of our recently updated 5-year transit plan recommendations, we will be adding early morning Dial-a-Ride service from 5:15 AM to 6 AM, in addition to the evening service already operating from 6:30 PM to 9 PM. We will accept only same-day service requests beginning at 5 AM for the morning service, and as usual beginning at 6 PM for the evening service.
- Range Road Bus Stop Becomes On-Demand Only - Beginning Monday, November 6th: As part of the implementation of our recently updated 5-year transit plan recommendations, the Range Road bus stop will become on-demand only. Call us at 661-RIDE(7433) to request a pickup, or let your driver know you would like to be let off at this stop.
- Route 2P Discontinued - Beginning Monday, October 30th: As part of the implementation of our recently updated 5-year transit plan recommendations, Route 2P (White Rock Peak Service) will be permanently discontinued. This route has not been in service for several years.
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 is suspended November 17, 2022 until further notice. 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.
- Peak Service on Routes 1 and 6 (AM) is suspended December 12, 2022 until further notice. Peak service is highlighted in yellow on the timetables found on our Routes & Schedules page. Route 6 PM Peak service resumes on Monday, October 30th and provides 30-minute service from 3:05pm to 6:21pm.
Detours and Bus Stop Closures
Holidays and Holiday Service
Additional Service Information
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).