The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is ready to open its Lobo Special Events Platform. More than a year ago, the University of New Mexico and the Mid-Region Council of Governments collaborated on an idea to create a special events platform for Lobo Athletics. The MRCOG then worked with the governor and legislators to procure an additional half-million dollars in funding, and UNM matched that funding with another half-million dollars.
While the new platform will
not be a regular stop on the Rail Runner route, it will be available to provide
a valuable transportation alternative for those wanting to attend events in the
university corridor and avoid the hassle of finding parking.
"What’s great about this platform
is that it will be available to use at athletic events and other events at
university facilities", says Lawrence Rael, Executive Director for the
Mid-Region Council of Governments. "It will also be available for use in the
future for events at the Albuquerque Isotopes Stadium, so this will be a very
convenient stop for our citizens."
The Lobo Special Events
Platform is located on Commercial Avenue almost directly beneath Avenida Cesar