Dial-a-Ride bus service will start in June for Corrales’ elderly to destinations in the village, in Rio Rancho, the Cottonwood Mall area and other parts of the metro area by connection at a nearby Albuquerque transit center. That service, through the Rio Rancho Division of the Rio Metro Regional Transit District is expected to start in early June, and includes a medical van to take patients to and from facilities in Albuquerque for medical appointments.

Prior registration is required; the application form is available at http://www.riometro.org/243/Rio-Rancho. Look for the Rio Metro Application for Service - Seniors.pdf After registration is approved, patrons can call 505-994-1608 to be picked up. One-way fare is 50 cents; a 10-trip pass costs $5, and a monthly pass is $15. Accompanying children under 5 ride free, as do military veterans showing valid VA identification.

Passes may be purchased on the bus or at the Meadowlark Senior Center in Rio Rancho. Rides must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance of pick up. Service is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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