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Alternative Transportation Program Announcements

Transportation Working Group

Through the Transportation Working Group, ECMD engages the community in periodic meetings to address the unique needs of New Mexico mobility while working to promote alternative fuels and alternative modes of transportation that reduce transportation emissions. Check back here for Working Group meeting updates. 

2022 Albuquerque Zero Fares Pilot Program 

During 2022, City of Albuquerque passengers will not have to pay for the following public transit: Sun Van, ART and ABQ RIDE. For more information about the Zero Fares Pilot Program please visit


ECMD periodically sends out news and announcements to interested stakeholders. If you would like to receive this e-newsletter, please send an email to:, with the subject line “Newsletter.”

Outreach and Education

Through education and outreach events, ECMD promotes and provides information on energy conservation, carpooling, public transit, multi and intermodal transportation solutions, energy related state tax credits, alternative fuels, energy assessments, renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and energy conservation. Staff provide presentations and outreach at various statewide events including the New Mexico State Fair (Expo New Mexico), STEM events, Earth Day, Bike-to-Work Day, and other education-based events.

ECMD is developing curriculum with the goal of enabling the next generation of New Mexicans to recognize and mitigate energy inefficiencies, to understand and adjust their energy consumption behaviors, and to understand the role of renewables in our energy supply. The curriculum aligns with existing state standards and is adaptable to in-school and extended learning situations. This curriculum may also be a way to build momentum across the state for school building energy efficiency upgrades and energy performance contracting tools. 

A teacher’s guide to the first unit on Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation can be downloaded from the image below. Check back for a Spanish version, courtesy of our partners at the New Mexico Public Education Department. 

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