Operation Lifesaver

The Rio Metro Regional Transit District and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express have had a commitment to safety from day one. Our crew and operators undergo thorough training to ensure that your riding experience is as safe and secure as possible.

operation-lifesaver-logoSpreading the Word

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express works in conjunction with Operation Lifesaver, a national, non-profit organization developed to promote train safety and awareness. With the train safety message provided by Operation Lifesaver, New Mexico Rail Runner Express staff members have visited more than 300 schools, senior centers, state/county fairs, scout troops, museums, churches, libraries, driver's education classes, professional drivers, bus drivers and many other groups and locations in order to educate the public about railway safety.

Police, fire, EMT, and other Emergency Response agencies are educated through a variety of outreach methods, including classroom-style instruction, hands-on training and train equipment tours, head-end train rides, and mock-emergency drills. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express works with emergency responders throughout the Belen to Santa Fe corridor to ensure that all of our life-savers are educated about the unique characteristics and possible risks associated with railroad right-of-way issues, Rail Runner Express train cars and locomotives, evacuation techniques, emergency exits, emergency contacts, and many other possibly lifesaving techniques and practices. For more information, visit

Schedule a FREE Safety Presentation Today!

For more information about the Rail Runner’s safety initiatives, or to schedule an Operation Lifesaver presentation for your classroom, civic group, employment center, boy/girl scout troop, or any number of other gatherings, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Rio Metro Safety Coordinator at 505-414-1308.

What Smart Commuters Know from Operation Lifesaver on Vimeo.