Santa Fe Ride is a Complementary ADA Paratransit Service that serves the needs of customers who meet the definition of ADA Paratransit Eligible, as established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Santa Fe Ride also provides transportation to adults 60 and older who reside within the city limits. A Senior Application (see below) must be submitted and will be processed in 5 days on average. Once processed, the applicant will be issued an ID number and will be able to begin scheduling trips. ID cards will be issued at a later date. The fare per trip is $5.00.
All ADA and Senior veterans ride for free. To qualify, proof of veteran status must be provided. An official Department of Veterans Affairs ID card or a military discharge certificate (DD214) and a photo ID or driver’s License with Veteran status must be brought into the Administration Office.
ADA Paratransit Applications need to be partially completed by a Healthcare Provider, so we cannot complete these over the phone. The Application can be downloaded by clicking here. Completed Applications can then be submitted via Fax or Mail. Once a completed application has been received, a telephone interview will be conducted. When eligibility for the program has been established, the applicant will be issued an ID number and will be able to begin to schedule trips. ID cards will be issued at a later date. Fare per trip is $2.00 (Veterans ride for Free)
Santa Fe Ride is an origin-to-destination service, and curb-to-curb transportation is the primary means by which service will be provided. The Santa Fe Ride Program is a shared ride program. Please note that you will be in the vehicle with other riders and may be in a vehicle for up to 45 minutes.
For more information on our paratransit service or to request an application, please call us at 505-955-2001.
Hours Of Operation for Rides:
Monday-Friday: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 7:45 pm
Sunday: 8:15 am to 6:30 pm
Contact Santa Fe Ride at 505-473-4444.
The City of Santa Fe's Resolution No. 2014-32 allows discounts on 1-day, 15-day, and 31-day bus passes when purchased in volume for distribution to indigent clients.
The Bus Pass Partnership program allows social service and nonprofit agencies who work with the indigent to purchase discounted bus passes. Determine the number of passes you wish to buy, complete the order form, and email it to Santa Fe Trails.
The City of Santa Fe's Resolution 2013-60 provides a free annual or monthly bus pass with the purchase of a bike or purchase of bike gear or by providing volunteer services in return for a bicycle from the following local participating vendors:
Broken Spoke 1426 Cerrillos Rd. 505-992-3102
Chainbreaker Collective 1515 5th St. 505-989-3858
Melo Velo 132 East Marcy St. 505-982-8986
Rob and Charlie’s 1632 St. Michael's Dr. 505-471-9119
Sirius Cycles 2801 Rodeo Rd. Ste. C-3 505-819-7311
An annual bus pass is provided with the purchase of $200.00 or more.
A monthly bus pass is provided with the purchase of $20.00 - $199.00.
Bring your original receipt and a photo id to the Transit Administration Building to get your free bus pass.
Individuals who qualify for Santa Fe Trails Half-Fare Program are entitled to ride regular fixed-route buses or one-half the standard adult fare. A great value!
Who Is Eligible?
- Seniors: Any person 60 years or older with a valid ID.
- People with disabilities: Physician-verified physical or mental disability
- Current letter from a doctor
- Medicare Card
- Other Transit Agency cards identifying a person as ADA
- Current SSI Notice of award letter
- Santa Fe Ride ADA card
- Letter from Human Services indicating medical disability
Half-Fare ID cards are available at the Santa Fe Trails Administration office at 2931 Rufina Street during office hours.
Why Do You Need A Half-Fare ID Card?
- Standardizing the identification process benefits everyone.
- Boarding the bus will be faster and more convenient with our new Half-Fare ID Card.
Santa Fe RideFinders will help you plan to get around New Mexico by using alternative forms of transportation such as vanpools, buses, shuttles, bikes, or walking. 505-955-2001
Santa Fe Trails accommodates train passengers with connecting bus service at four locations in Santa Fe. Ride the bus to the train station and eliminate parking costs, gas costs, and traffic woes. Ride for free; show your bus driver your Rail Runner Day, Monthly or Annual Pass. Rail Runner E-tickets on your mobile device are accepted.
Stations in Santa Fe:
- Santa Fe Co./NM 599 Station (I-25 and NM599)
- Zia Road Station (Zia and St. Francis)
- South Capitol Station (off Pen Road)
- Santa Fe Depot (410 S. Guadalupe)
A free shuttle runs approximately every 10 minutes depending upon traffic, Monday through Sunday.
Click here for Rail Runner schedules, connections, fees, stations, and more.
Many transportation options are available to the people of New Mexico.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation Transit and Rail Division Provides an informative guide for the districts throughout New Mexico. For more information, Click Here.
Important Opportunity for Minority/Women-Owned/Small Businesses
The City of Santa Fe – Santa Fe Trails (SFT) hereby announces its proposed FFY 2020-2022 goal of 6.4% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in applicable federally funded contracts. The proposed goal and its rationale are available for inspection during normal business hours at the SFT office, and we will accept comments on the goal for 30 days from the date of this notice (06/28/19).
The City of Santa Fe will be receiving funding from the Federal Transit Administration to support the operations of Santa Fe Trails, a public transit bus system. Santa Fe Trails operates ten local bus routes. The “Santa Fe Pickup” is a downtown circulator with frequent service and free fares. Service begins on most routes between 5:30 am and 7:30 am on weekdays with later start times on weekends. The Santa Fe Pickup Historic District shuttle operates at ten-minute intervals; the Museum shuttle operates at thirty-minute intervals. Paratransit service for seniors and persons with mobility limitations is available with prior reservation.
As part of this grant program, we participate in the Disadvantaged Business Program required by Congress as a condition of receiving federal funds. This program provides assistance to minorities, women, and other socially and economically disadvantaged individuals as well as small business concerns and encourages participation in the highway/transit construction and operations as well as other industries that support transit services.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation processes the applications from firms seeking Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. We encourage you to get information about becoming certified in the State of New Mexico under the Unified Certification Program by contacting:
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs
Attn: Geanette Garcia
1120 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Comments may be submitted by mail or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Santa Fe – Santa Fe Trails
DBE Liaison Officer
2931 Rufina St.
Santa Fe, NM
Fax to: 505-955-2020
Comments may also be directed to:
Civil Rights Officer, FTA Region VI, 819 Taylor ST, Room14A02, Fort Worth, TX 76102