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New Mexico Rail Runner Express recorded 7.9 million riders in first eight years


The New Mexico Rail Runner Express will commemorate its eighth anniverary on Thursday by providing giveaways and free snacks to riders.

Agency officials noted that during its first eight years of operations, ridership rose to 7.9 million (as of June 1). Officials anticipate the agency will have transported its 8 millionth rider sometime this month, according to a press release.

Also during its first eight years, the Rail Runner Express accommodated 269,820 bicycle boardings; provided assistance to 38,815 passengers; and operated over 305 million passenger miles.

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