Opening the Zia Station
Few things seem to get people as excited as a train rolling into town. I wouldn't have thought that a public meeting about a commuter rail station would pack a school cafeteria full of concerned citizens. Yet, that was the scene on March 14th as neighbors came to find out more about the possible opening of the Zia Station for the Rail Runner Express.
The Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization presented a conceptual plan for parking and transit facilities for the Zia Station. The plan, presented as "For Discussion Purposes Only" pictures a 30 space parking lot adjacent to the existing Zia Station platform. The parking lot, ringed by a loop for local bus service, would be connected to Galisteo Road by an extension of Calle Luminoso.
When will the Zia Station open? Soon, I hope.
You can mail or email your comments regarding opening the Rail Runner Express Zia Station by the end of March to:
Keith P. Wilson, MPO Senior Planner
Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization
P.O. Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909
* Note: The above clip of "The Harvey Girls" does not accurately represent arriving at the Santa Fe Depot via the Rail Runner Express. But riding on the Rail Runner would be darn entertaining if it did.