Under a new program arranged with the City of Rio Rancho, Corrales residents aged 62 and older can call for a van to pick them up for appointments and other outings. The new service is also for disabled adults 18 and older. Anyone who wishes to use the service must be registered, which can be done at http://www.riometro.org/243/Rio-Rancho-Corrales. Look for the Rio Metro Application for Service – Seniors.pdf Possible destinations include sites 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.
The service, through the Rio Rancho Division of the Rio Metro Regional Transit District includes a medical van to take patients to and from facilities in Albuquerque for medical appointments. 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 five 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.