Atomic City Transit
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Atomic City Transit

 

Dispatch: (505) 661-RIDE (7433)

Dispatch Hours: 6:00 am to 9:00 pm,
Mon - Fri

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Mon- Fri

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Email:AtomicCityTransit@lacnm.us

Address: 101 Camino Entrada, Bldg 1, Rm 200

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Get all the latest Atomic City Transit news, announcements, holiday closures, detours, and weather delays here. Or sign up on the ACTracker to get alerts and notifications directly by email or text!

 

Service Announcements 

  • Temporary Bus Stops on Trinity Drive - We're providing two temporary stops on Trinity Drive near East Road (cross-street Sombrillo Court) on the North and South sides of the street. Once construction is complete, permanent stops will be installed.     

    Please call our office (505) 661-RIDE (7433) for any additional information. 
 
  • Route 4 Detour: during construction on Arkansas, Route 4 inbound to the Transit Center will detour from Diamond right onto Alabama, left onto 41st, and right onto Arkansas. Bus stops #216 (Diamond & Arkansas) and #535 (Arkansas & 41st) are closed during this period, and a temporary bus stop is located just West of 41st on Arkansas. 
    A map of the detour is available here.
  • Beginning Monday, April 5th 2021, Reduced Service Expands - Service will operate from approximately 7:30a to 5:30p and includes routes 1, 2M, 2T, 3, 4, 5, 6, and after-school Express routes 7 through 11. Dial-a-Ride service will not be available during this reduced schedule; however, ACT Assist will continue to operate during the same hours as the fixed-routes.

    Route time tables and maps are available on our Routes & Schedules page. Please see our press release for additional information and our COVID safe practices:

     

    Date: March 26, 2021

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Atomic City Transit Resumes Service on All Routes Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021 – Added Routes Include Route 3, 2T, 5 and Express Routes 7A, 7B, 8, 9,10, and 11

    Los Alamos, New Mexico - Atomic City Transit is pleased to announce plans to implement Phase II of “re-opening” fixed-route public transportation service in Los Alamos County, beginning Monday, April 5th. 

    Phase II “re-opening” will include resuming fixed-route bus service on Routes 3 (Canyon & Central), 2T (White Rock to Los Alamos via Truck Route), and Route 5 (Barranca Mesa).  In addition, all Express Routes: 7A & 7B (North Mesa Express), 8 (North Community Express), 9 (Aspen Area Express), 10 (Barranca Mesa Express), and 11 (White Rock Express) will also resume service on April 5th.

    Note that fixed routes already in-service including Route 1 (Downtown), Route 2M (White Rock to Downtown Los Alamos via Main Hill), Route 4 (Northern Community), and Route 6 (North Mesa) will also continue to operate.  All routes will operate a reduced hours of service schedule, from approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Monday through Friday, as has been the case since fixed-route bus service resumed operations.    

    Paratransit service, for eligible persons with disability, will continue from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. 

    A critical factor, as we continue to gradually resume bus service, is maintaining employee and passenger safety by complying with public health recommendations.  In accordance with the current Governor’s Executive Order – as well as Federal mandates:

    • Passengers and Operators are required to wear face coverings to board and ride the bus
    • The number of passengers allowed on each bus will be limited to comply with social distancing recommendations
    • Some seats on every bus will be blocked-off to assure adequate spacing between passengers again to comply with social distancing recommendations

      Atomic City Transit staff will continue to follow measures to further enhance public health safety as fixed-route bus service resumes:

    • Hand sanitizer is available on all vehicles for both customers and staff
    • All transit vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to being put into daily service, as well as high touch areas disinfected between trips, throughout the day
    • Passengers will board and depart the bus only through the back doors only (when available).
    • ACT staff will monitor bus capacity on each route to assure capacity compliance.

    Since fixed route service will be available again on all routes beginning April 5th, the Dial-A-Ride service that had been operating in lieu of fixed-routes will no longer be provided.  

    Please call our office (505) 661-RIDE (7433) for any additional information.  


  • Limited Fixed-Route Service Begins Monday, March 1, 2021 - Service Includes Routes 1, 2M, 4, and 6


    Los Alamos, New Mexico- Atomic City Transit is pleased to announce plans for the phased re-opening of fixed-route public transportation in Los Alamos County beginning Monday, March 1st.  

    Phase-one will include fixed-route bus service for Routes 1 - Downtown, 2M White Rock to Los Alamos via Main Hill, Route 4 North Community and Route 6 North Mesa while continuing Dial-A-Ride service, all operating on reduced hours of daily service, from approximately 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Monday through Friday.  

    A critical factor, as we begin this initial phase of resuming bus service is maintaining employee and passenger safety by complying with public health recommendations.  In accordance with the current Governor’s Executive Order as well as Federal mandates:
    Passengers and Operators are required to wear face coverings to board and ride the bus
    The number of passengers allowed on each bus will be limited to comply with social distancing recommendations
    Some seats on every bus will be blocked-off to assure adequate spacing between passengers again to comply with social distancing recommendations
    Atomic City Transit staff continue to follow measures to further enhance public health safety as we begin to resume fixed-route bus service: 
    Hand sanitizer is available on all vehicles for both customers and staff
    All transit vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to being put into daily service, as well as high touch areas disinfected between trips, throughout the day
    Passengers will board and depart the bus only through the back doors only (when available).
    Atomic City Operations and Dispatch staff will monitor bus capacity on each route to assure capacity compliance.  When capacity has been reached Dial-A-Ride service can be requested to assure you get where you need to be.   

    Thank you in advance for your understanding as we address such issues during the re-opening. 
    The Dial-A-Ride service, currently in operation County-wide, shall continue with the same service hours from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Monday through Friday, for all areas of the County that cannot be done on a fixed route service or capacity has been met.  

    Dial-A-Ride service is available to any person and is a curb-to-curb service with ADA accessible vehicles.  Please call our office (505) 661-RIDE (7433) the day prior and schedule your appointment.  You can also call the same day and book your trip on a space available basis.  

For the specific Route 1, 2M, 4 and 6 service schedules, that will begin March 1st, please see the Routes & Schedules page.

  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 - Important Service Update

    Atomic City Transit will be reducing transportation to a Dial-A-Ride service for customers that may need to perform essential business beginning Monday, November 16, 2020.   Dial-A-Ride will be available Monday through Friday excluding holidays from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  

    The reduction in service is in response to maintaining passenger safety by complying with public health order to “Stay at Home”.   In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order:

        * Passengers will be required to wear face coverings in order to board and ride the bus

    * The number of passengers allowed on each bus will be limited to comply with social distancing recommendations

    * Some seats on every bus will be blocked-off to assure adequate spacing between passengers again to comply with social distancing recommendations

Atomic City Transit staff have continued the following measures to further enhance the safety of our passengers and drivers:
    * Hand sanitizer will be available on all vehicles for both customers and staff
    * All transit vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to being put into daily service, as well as high touch areas disinfected between trips, throughout the day.

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we address such issues during the reduced service period. 

Please call our office (505) 661-RIDE (7433) the day prior and schedule your appointment.  You can also call the same day and book your trip on a space available basis.  

  • March 18, 2019 thru approx. December, 2020 - Construction Notice: NM502 Roundabout & Road Reconstruction (re-posted press release from NMDOT)

    New Mexico Department of Transportation(NMDOT) and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on NM 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving on March 18th.

    Starting March 18 - NM 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and short duration temporary closures during non-peak hours at the east end of the project in the existing 2-lane section of the roadway using flagging operation.

    This project will improve NM 502 through Los Alamos between Knecht Street and Tewa Loop for a total project length of 0.8 miles. This project will include roadway reconstruction, earthwork, curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete retaining walls, storm drain, landscaping, permanent signing, lighting, traffic signalizations, and utilities. The project will also replace the existing intersection at NM 502 and Central Avenue with a roundabout to improve traffic flow through Los Alamos. 

    The project cost is $10.8 million. This is a 350 working day project. Project is anticipated to be completed Winter of 2020; weather permitting. Star Paving Company out of Albuquerque, New Mexico is the contractor for the project.

    Traffic Advisories and updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation's road conditions website, http://nmroads.com/

    Remember to subscribe to alerts on the ACTracker - we will be sending alerts if any detours are necessary during this project and if routes are excessively delayed.

Atomic City Transit is currently running limited fixed-route and Dial-a-Ride service open to the public. Please see the Service Announcements below for details. 

Rio Metro has created great short video reminding us all to do our part to keep transit safe and open for everyone - check it out!


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 Disruptive Passenger Conduct 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).