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New Mexico chooses route for Rail Runner extension to Santa Fe

New Mexico Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught recently announced the state has chosen the Interstate 25 median as the preferred route for the Rail Runner Express commuter-rail line’s second phase.

Scheduled to open at 2008’s end, the 50-mile line will extend from Bernalillo to Santa Fe. The I-25 median was selected over another proposal to build the line along the east side of the interstate because the median route will have the least impact on communities while serving the most residents, according to a prepared statement.

The New Mexico Mid-Region Council of Governments currently operates Rail Runner service between Bernalillo and Belen.

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