Santa Fe Pick-Up
|Area Served||Downtown Santa Fe, NM|
|Hours of Operation||
Santa Fe Pick-up is shuttle service that operates in the downtown area of Santa Fe. The shuttle has 10 stops that are oriented in a loop formation and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete an entire lap. Santa Fe Pick-up is a free service that operates Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Santa Fe Pick-Up began operation from the Santa Fe Depot with 15 passenger vans on December 17th, 2008, which was the same day that the New Mexico Rail Runner Express began service between Santa Fe and the Albuquerque area.City Parking Director, Bill Hon said, "Our whole intent of this system was to complement the train." The city Parking Division employees used a shuttle that ran between the Fort Marcy Parking Lot and City Hall when the City Hall parking lot was closed in order to build the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Once that shuttle service ended, the idea was brought up to have a downtown shuttle, since the parking lot shuttle was highly used.
On February 2, 2009 the city Parking Division started service with three new Pick-Up shuttles. These vans fit 14 passengers and cost approximately $190,000 and have a $275,000 per year operating cost. They will be paid from the Parking Division's enterprise fund.
The shuttle operates in coordination with the arrival and departure times of the Rail Runner Express at the Santa Fe Depot station. From the Santa Fe Depot the shuttle runs in a counterclockwise direction to various stops downtown. All stops are clearly marked with the "Pick It Up Here" logo and the most popular stops include:
- The Capitol/PERA building
- The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi * The Main Library / City Hall
- The Santa Fe Community Convention Center / Santa Fe Plaza
- Eldorado / Hilton Hotel
- Canyon Road
- Alameda and Paseo de Peralta 
Hours of Operation and Fares
Monday - Friday: 6:30am-6:30pm
Sunday: No Service
Fares: the Santa Fe Pick-Up is free for all users
Schedule and Routes
The shuttle takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to make a complete loop. A complete schedule can be found at http://nmrailrunner.com/PDF/Santa%20Fe%20Pick%20Up%208-2009.pdf. The Shuttle stops at 10 points on Monday through Friday, but only stops at 6 points on Sunday.
Santa Fe Pick-Up has has 6 shuttles operated by 4 part time and 2 full time employees. 3 of the vehicles are 14 passenger shuttles and the other 3 are 15 passenger vans. There are two shuttle constantly circulating and each features a graphic of a red pick-up truck next to an adobe house with mountains in the background. The graphic was created by local artist William Rotsaert, and the Santa Fe Pick-Up graphic was created by Joyce Bond from the city's Public Works Department.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 , http://www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?NID=1781.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 , The Santa Fe New Mexican.
- ↑ , Santa Fe Pick-Up Schedule and Route Map.
- ↑ , http://www.teahousesantafe.com/santa-fe-pick-up-shuttle/.