Desiree Cawley, City of Albuquerque,ABQ RIDE, 235-6060
UNM and ABQ RIDE Partner on Shuttle to Games
Mayor Martin Chávez, UNM President Dr. David J. Schmidly and ABQ RIDE Director Greg Payne are pleased to announce an agreement between the City of to provide shuttle service to all UNM Lobo home football games during the 2008 season.
“We have a great relationship with UNM, and have worked with them on many projects in the past,” said Mayor Chávez, “This service builds on that relationship and allows for better access to the games, freeing up parking and reducing congestion on busy streets.”
“Sitting in traffic and trying to find a place to park is not a way to start an evening,” said President Schmidly. “We want to provide a great entertainment venue and a stress-free ride. This partnership between UNM and the City will help make that happen.”
“We’ve had a terrific response from UNM with the student bus pass.” ABQ RIDE Director Greg Payne said, “This new program has allows us to introduce even more people to a vastly improved transit system who hopefully will become regular riders in the future.”
Special parking lots will be set up and bus riders will be dropped off at the front door of the stadium. UNM will be working with APD to allow the buses easy access in and out of the game.
The parking shuttle will be at Lot T at Lomas and University. A representative from UNM will be selling tickets for the shuttle for $3.00 for each game, or $12.00 for a season pass at that location.
The bus service will begin 2 hours before kick-off and will continue until all the fans are gone. For more information visit the UNM Lobos web-site at www.golobos.com or visit ABQ RIDE’s web-site at www.cabq.gov/abqride.