New Mexico Rail Runner Express
The New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Mid-Region Council of Governments are responsible for developing the Rail Runner. While the NMDOT is the ultimate authority responsible for the Rail Runner, the Mid-Region Council of Governments is the lead agency for implementation of the new passenger rail service.
In addition to the NMDOT and the MRCOG, local governments – counties, towns, and the Native American Tribes and Pueblos in the corridor, all have key roles in the planning and execution of the Rail Runner. This local involvement is an essential ingredient in the development of the project. Specifically, local jurisdictions have participated in the planning stages as well as the facilitation of public involvement and outreach. These communities will play important roles in the day-to-day operations of the Rail Runner.