The New Mexico transportation is well equipped with network of roads and railways along with public transit services that makes moving in and around the city an easy and enjoyable experience. The transportation in New Mexico operates through road, railways, freights and airways. Here is the description in a nutshell:
New Mexico is well connected with 59,927 route miles of highway (as per the data of the year 2000). Over the years, the numbers have increased with the development of roads near Pojoaque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces to freeways. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos is one of the most important bridges of New Mexico.
The rural and intercity public transportation by road in New Mexico is governed by Americanos USA, LLC, Greyhound Lines and several other operators.
The larger cities of New Mexico have the facilities of public transportation by road. The ABQ RIDE is the largest operator of such services.
The commuter rail system, New Mexico Rail Runner Express serves the metropolitan area of Albuquerque running from Belen to downtown Santa Fe with almost eight roundtrips in a day. However, the trains don’t run as frequently to Belen. The state also operates the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway, through a heritage narrow-gauge steam railroad in collaboration with the state of Colorado.
The BNSF Railway connects Santa Fe, Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia Counties.
The Southwest Chief of Amtrak passes daily through Gallup, Albuquerque, Lamy, Las Vegas, and Raton connecting Los Angeles and the intermediate stations in between. It runs at a speed of 90 mph (140 km/h) and is the fastest among the Amtrak long distance trains.
There are proposals for the Front Range Commuter Rail which will be connecting Wyoming and New Mexico with high-speed rail.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, and Denver & Rio Grande Railway are important railways of the state.
The Sunset Limited which is a successor to the Southern Pacific Railroad's train of the same name runs both directions at Lordsburg, and Deming while serving the intermediate stations and Los Angeles and New Orleans. The train runs on the trackage of Union Pacific in New Mexico.
There are two class I railroads in New Mexico, - the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad serving 2,200 route miles of railway together.
The state’s biggest and busiest airport is the Albuquerque International Sunport which is the state’s primary port of entry.
|New Mexico Department of Transportation Agency Overview|
|NMDOT Jurisdiction||New Mexico|
|NMDOT Headquarters||1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|NMDOT Agency Executive||Gary Giron, Cabinet Secretary|
|NMDOT Parent Agency||State of New Mexico|
|New Mexico Department of Transportation Website|
|City Served||FAA||IATA||ICAO||Airport Name||Role||Enpl.|
|Commercial Service - Primary Airports|
|Albuquerque||ABQ||ABQ||KABQ||Albuquerque International Sunport||P-M||3,158,971|
|Farmington||FMN||FMN||KFMN||Four Corners Regional Airport||P-N||17,044|
|Roswell||ROW||ROW||KROW||Roswell International Air Center||P-N [nb 1]||34,712|
|Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports|
|Carlsbad||CNM||CNM||KCNM||Cavern City Air Terminal||CS||2,207|
|Santa Fe||SAF||SAF||KSAF||Santa Fe Municipal Airport (scheduled service resumed 2009)||CS||355|
|Silver City||SVC||SVC||KSVC||Grant County Airport||CS [nb 2]||2,607|
|Albuquerque||AEG||KAEG||Double Eagle II Airport||R||6|
|General Aviation Airports|
|Alamogordo||ALM||ALM||KALM||Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport||GA||414|
|Angel Fire||AXX||AXX||KAXX||Angel Fire Airport||GA|
|Artesia||ATS||ATS||KATS||Artesia Municipal Airport||GA|
|Aztec||N19||Aztec Municipal Airport||GA|
|Belen||E80||Alexander Municipal Airport||GA|
|Carrizozo||F37||Carrizozo Municipal Airport||GA||4|
|Clayton||CAO||CAO||KCAO||Clayton Municipal Airpark||GA||5|
|Clovis||CVN||CVN||KCVN||Clovis Municipal Airport||GA||2,419|
|Conchas Dam||E89||Conchas Lake Airport||GA|
|Deming||DMN||DMN||KDMN||Deming Municipal Airport||GA||81|
|Dulce||24N||Jicarilla Apache Nation Airport||GA|
|Española||E14||ESO||Ohkay Owingeh Airport (was San Juan Pueblo Airport)||GA|
|Fort Sumner||FSU||FSU||KFSU||Fort Sumner Municipal Airport||GA||1|
|Gallup||GUP||GUP||KGUP||Gallup Municipal Airport (scheduled service ended in 2008)||GA||4,222|
|Glenwood||E94||Glenwood-Catron County Airport||GA|
|Grants||GNT||GNT||KGNT||Grants-Milan Municipal Airport||GA||2|
|Hatch||E05||Hatch Municipal Airport||GA|
|Hobbs||HOB||HOB||KHOB||Lea County Regional Airport||GA||1,755|
|Jal||E26||Lea County-Jal Airport||GA|
|Las Cruces||LRU||LRU||KLRU||Las Cruces International Airport||GA||1,453|
|Las Vegas||LVS||LVS||KLVS||Las Vegas Municipal Airport||GA||32|
|Lordsburg||LSB||LSB||KLSB||Lordsburg Municipal Airport||GA|
|Los Alamos||LAM||LAM||KLAM||Los Alamos Airport (Los Alamos County Airport)||GA||6|
|Lovington||E06||Lea County-Zip Franklin Memorial Airport||GA||73|
|Navajo Dam||1V0||Navajo Lake Airport||GA|
|Portales||PRZ||KPRZ||Portales Municipal Airport||GA|
|Questa||N24||Questa Municipal Airport (Questa Municipal Nr 2)||GA|
|Raton||RTN||RTN||KRTN||Raton Municipal Airport (Crews Field)||GA||9|
|Ruidoso||SRR||RUI||KSRR||Sierra Blanca Regional Airport||GA||278|
|Santa Rosa||SXU||KSXU||Santa Rosa Route 66 Airport||GA|
|Santa Teresa||5T6||Dona Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa||GA||22|
|Socorro||ONM||ONM||KONM||Socorro Municipal Airport||GA||3|
|Springer||S42||Springer Municipal Airport||GA|
|Taos||SKX||TSM||KSKX||Taos Regional Airport||GA||7|
|Truth or Consequences||TCS||TCS||KTCS||Truth or Consequences Municipal Airport||GA||75|
|Tucumcari||TCC||TCC||KTCC||Tucumcari Municipal Airport||GA||2|
|Vaughn||N17||Vaughn Municipal Airport (opened 2007?)||GA|
|Zuni||ZUN||KZUN||Black Rock Airport||GA||374|
|Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)|
|Alamo||3N9||Alamo Navajo Airport|
|Apache Creek||13Q||Jewett Mesa Airport|
|Conchas Dam||E61||Conchas Lake Seaplane Base|
|Edgewood||1N1||Sandia Airpark Estates East Airport|
|Estancia||E92||Estancia Municipal Airport|
|Los Lunas||E98||Mid Valley Airpark|
|Mountainair||M10||Mountainair Municipal Airport|
|Silver City||94E||Whiskey Creek Airport||370|
|Other Military Airports|
|Alamogordo||HMN||HMN||KHMN||Holloman Air Force Base||165|
|Clovis||CVS||CVS||KCVS||Cannon Air Force Base|
|White Sands||WSD||WSD||KWSD||Condron AAF|
|White Sands||White Sands Space Harbor|
|Notable Private-Use Airports|
|Columbus||0NM0||CUS||Columbus Municipal Airport||2|
|Columbus||NM78||Hacienda Sur Luna Airport||14|
|Notable Former Airports|
|Albuquerque||Oxnard Field (1928 - 1948)|
|Albuquerque||West Mesa Airport (1929 - 1967)|
|Eunice||E04||Eunice Airport (closed 2007?)||GA|