Event Overview

The AMPO Planning Tools and Training Symposium is tailored to the requirements of MPOs as well as the challenges associated with meeting such requirements and structured to meet the needs of small, medium, and large MPOs. The symposium brings together MPO staff and practitioners to share information on a variety of MPO technical issues and provides peer-to-peer training for the MPO community to discuss challenges, opportunities, and implementation strategies with regard to current planning tools and applications. The goal of the symposium is to identify (or share) MPO best practices; provide practical training; and develop materials that can be shared across the MPO community.

The symposium takes place over the course of two and a half days and consists of multiple roundtable workshops. The workshops are divided into two tracks: MPO 101 and Trending Topics.

  • The MPO 101 track is developed with junior staff in mind and seeks to provide practical training by topic area (i.e. MPO process and products, public involvement/environmental justice/Title XI, performance management, etc.).
  • The Trending Topics track is developed with senior-level staff in mind and provides peer-to-peer exchange and training opportunities to discuss the state of the practice, innovation, and identify efficiencies.

The 2024 Planning Tools & Training Symposium is scheduled to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 6-9, 2024.  Please be sure to save the date and check back to our website as we add more detailed information in the months ahead.

For a listing of activities in the Albuquerque area visit:

Registration

2024 Tech Symposium Registration Fees

CATEGORY EARLY REGISTRATION (On/Before Mar 25) REGULAR REGISTRATION (After Mar 25)
Member $585 $635
Non-Member $665 $715
Speaker $535 $535

Registration is Closed – Waitlist Now Open

As of Monday, April 1st, we will be closing registration for the 2024 AMPO Planning Tools & Training Symposium. This means that any registrations received after this date will be added to a waitlist. We understand that there might still be individuals interested in attending, and we want to accommodate them as best as we can. Registrations received will be subject to availability, and individuals will be informed of their registration status by Friday, April 12th.

If you are an existing AMPO member, please login to your AMPO account before you purchase event tickets so you can take advantage of the Member Rate. You can login here. If you have not set up your new member account, please register your account using your active email address.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

The AMPO Planning Tools and Training Symposium brings MPO staff and practitioners together to share information on various MPO technical issues and provides peer-to-peer training for the MPO community to discuss challenges, opportunities, and implementation strategies regarding current planning tools and applications. The goal of this intimate 150-person symposium is to identify (or share) MPO best practices, provide practical training, and develop materials that can be shared across the MPO community.

This year, we introduced a new opportunity exclusively for our industry partners called Vendor Roadshows, where they are not only invited to attend the conference but showcase their innovative products/services with the sole intention of informing and equipping MPOs with the tools they need to tackle the latest industry challenges head-on. Participating in these Vendor Roadshows is the only way for our industry partners to participate in the symposium; otherwise, this venue is meant for public agencies only.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Full conference registrations now includes: 2 ½ days of educational programming, daily vendor roadshows, three AM coffee breaks, three luncheons, three PM refreshment breaks, daily mobile tours, one evening reception, and a $25 gift certificate for dinner at Sawmill Market during your stay.

NOTE:
  1. To receive the Member Rate, members must have their membership paid in full at the time they register to receive the special rate.
  2. Please be sure to select the correct registration category. Registrations are subject to audit. If you are uncertain as to whether you are a member, contact Debra Ragali at dragali@ampo.org prior to registering.
PAYMENT BY CHECK:

If you plan to pay by check, payment must be received by Friday, April 5, 2024.  If payment is not received by April 5, then your registration will be canceled. Payment by check will not be available as a payment option after April 5.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Registrations, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to events@ampo.org. All cancellation requests for registrations received on or before Thursday, April 25, 2024, are subject to a $100 cancellation processing fee; approved refunds will be processed after the meeting takes place. There will be no refunds of any kind after Thursday, April 25, 2024. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows. Substitutions within the same conference will be accepted without penalties. The difference between member and non-member price will be charged if a non-member replaces a member. Substitutions will be accepted with a written request to events@ampo.org. For all inquiries regarding cancellations, refunds and substitutions, please contact the AMPO Events Department at events@ampo.org. By submitting a completed registration you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund or credit.

IMPORTANT:

AMPO reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event if the number of registrants is insufficient; due to acts of God; or any other reason beyond AMPO’s control. In this event, we will notify all registrants by email and credit the full registration fee towards another AMPO meeting, product or service. However, any costs incurred by the registrant, such as hotel cancellation or airline penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant. Confirmation emails will be sent to attendees within two weeks of registration. However, if you have not received a confirmation email two business days prior to the meeting, and you enrolled at least two weeks prior to the meeting, contact the AMPO Events Department at events@ampo.org. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Registrants who require assistance to participate or have special dietary requirements should contact events@ampo.org at their earliest opportunity.

MEDIA POLICY:

AMPO event photographers and videographers will be present during the 2024 Planning Tools & Training Symposium and the photos they take and videos they record may be used as part of future promotional materials and any other purpose that AMPO deems fit. By attending the 2024 Planning Tools & Training Symposium you give AMPO permission to use your likeness in AMPO materials.

Program

2024 Tech Symposium Agenda

Monday, May 6, 2024
11:00AM - 4:30PM Registration
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch & Opening Remarks
1:00PM - 2:00PM MPO 101 - MPO Core Products
Bill Frawley, Frawley Planning Group
Trending Topic - Artifical Intelligence
AMPO Staff
*Laptops Required
2:15AM - 2:45 AM Vendor Roadshow hosted by:
GM Future Roads
2:45PM - 3:15PM Vendor Roadshow hosted by:
Viva
3:15PM - 3:30PM Afternoon Coffee & Snack Break
3:30PM - 4:30PM MPO 101 - Pushing The Norm
"Transportation Systems and Economic Development"

Peter Mohr, WAMPO
Chad Parasa, WAMPO
Trending Topic - Safety
"Development of a Regional Crash Data Consortium"

Erik Braaten, DRCOG
Jenny Wallace, DRCOG

"Prioritizing and Implementing Safety Solutions on the Most Critical Intersections in the Twin Cities"
Steve Peterson, Met Council
5:00PM - 6:00PM Mobile Tour: "Storytelling through Public Art - Fredrico Vigil from Santa Fe"
We will meet in lobby of Hotel Albuquerque at 4:30 pm, take an 8-minute shuttle to the Convention Center, and conclude tour at the Hotel Albuquerque.

Compliments of our local hosts MRCOG & MRMPO
6:00PM - 8:00PM AMPO Welcome Reception
Onsite at Casa Escencia, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
8:00AM - 4:30PM Registration
8:30AM - 9:00AM Coffee & Conversation
9:00AM - 10:00AM MPO 101 - CMP
"Twin Cities Congestion Analysis Handbook: Connecting People, Policy, and Funding through the CMP"

Tim Bukhardt, Alliant
Dave Burns, MetCouncil
Trending Topic - Data Driven Decision Making
"Developing Interactive Comprehensive Performance Dashboard for a Large Size MPO - Atlanta Region Case"
Nasim Rezvanpour, ARC

"Planning tools for tracking and performance that even the public will use"
Michelle Glickert, Tahoe MPO
10:00AM - 10:15AM Morning Coffee Break
10:15AM - 10:45 AM Vendor Roadshow hosted by:
EcoInteractive
10:50AM - 11:20 AM Vendor Roadshow hosted by:
High Street
11:30AM - 12:15PM MPO 101 - Discretionary Grants
"Transportation Grants: When to Hold 'Em, When to Fold 'Em"
Paul Calvaresi, Broward
Andrew Riddle, Broward
Trending Topic - Modeling I
"How VisionEval and ActivitySim Complement Each Other to Answer a Variety of Planning Questions"
Guy Rousseau, ARC
Jon Slason, RSG
12:15PM - 1:00PM Lunch 
1:00PM - 2:00PM MPO 101 - Federal Funding Part 1
Sarah Siwek, Sarah J. Siwek & Associates, Inc.
Trending Topic - Modeling II
"Integrated Dynamic Modeling for Project Prioritization and Scenario Planning"
Harun Rashid, Northern VA Transportation Authority
Xuesong Zhou, Arizona State University
2:15PM - 3:15PM MPO 101 - Federal Funding Part 2
Sarah Siwek, Sarah J. Siwek & Associates, Inc.
Trending Topic: ITS
"Setting Deployers Up for Success: Using Technical Assistance Resources to Make a Better Business Case for Deployment, Improve Project Execution, and Accelerate ITS Deployment"

J.D. Schneeberger, ITS JPO
Elina Zlotchenko, ITS JPO
3:15PM - 3:30PM Afternoon Coffee & Snack Break
3:30PM - 4:30PM MPO 101 - Project Selection
"MRMPO's Project Selection Process Web Portal"

Sagert Sheets, MRCOG
Kendra Montanari, MRCOG


"Miami-Dade TPO’s List of Priority Projects Submittal Tool"
Chris Rosenberg, Miami-Dade TPO
Trending Topic - Big Data
"MPO uses of and needs for big data"

Brian Lee, Puget Sound Regional Council
Ekin Ugurel, University of Washington
Ryan Wang, Northeastern University
5:00PM - 6:00PM Mobile Tour: "Mezcla de Culturas" Walking Tour
We will meet in lobby of Hotel Albuquerque at 4:45 pm and conclude tour at Sawmill Market.

Compliments of our local hosts MRCOG & MRMPO
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Dinner on your own at Sawmill Market
Sawmill Market Gift Cards compliments of AMPO
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
8:00AM - 4:30AM Registration
8:30AM - 9:00AM Coffee & Conversation
9:00AM - 10:00AM MPO 101 - Public Engagement
"CAMPO in the Community, Best Practices in Engagement for Small MPOs" Amy Cummings, Parametrix

Amy Cummings, Parametrix
Kelly Norman, Carson Area MPO


"The MPOs Playbook for Increasing Engagement through Community Based Organizations"
Graham Stone, Public Input
Taylor Benjamin, NCTCOG
Trending Topic - Non Motorized Data Generation
"How to Build Your Own Data Bike"

Zhi Chen, DMAMPO
Carl Saxon, DMAMPO


"Efficient Sidewalk Data Collection and Assessments for ADA & PROWAG Compliance"
Jim Stack, GTCMPO
10:00AM - 10:15AM Morning Coffee Break
10:15AM - 10:45 AM Vendor Roadshow hosted by:
PTV
10:50AM - 11:20 AM Vendor Roadshow hosted by:
StreetLight
11:30AM - 12:15PM MPO 101 - Travel Survey Design
"How to Plan, Design, and Implement MPO Surveys"
Kenneth Joh, MWCOG
Trending Topic - Non Motorized Data Lessons Learned
"Lessons Learned from Seven Years of Permanent Non-motorized Counts"

Chelsea Favero, Forward Pinellas
Kyle Simpson, Forward Pinellas
12:15PM - 1:00PM Lunch 
1:00PM - 2:00PM MPO 101 - Functional Classifications and LRS
Joseph Hausman, FHWA
Trending Topic - Air Quality "FHWA's Database for Air Quality and Noise Analysis (DANA) Tool"
David Kall, FHWA
2:15PM - 3:15PM MPO 101 - Road Networks and LRS
"Building a standards-based geospatial road network data model for Travel Modelling at Atlanta"

Guy Rousseau, ARC
Joseph Hausman, FHWA


"MRCOG’s Journey to a Multi-Modal Linear Referencing System"
Sagert Sheets, MRCOG
Tim Sheldon, Timmons
Trending Topic - Resilience
"Leveraging Targeted Engagement and Interactive Tools to Contribute to Regional Climate Action and Resilience-Building"

Judy Day, CTPS

"Broward MPO- Transportation Resiliency Framework Study and Application"
Levi Stewart-Figueroa, Broward
3:15PM - 3:30PM Afternoon Coffee & Snack Break
3:30PM - 4:30PM Mock Board Meeting
Alvarado DE
Join AMPO Staff for a fun and interactive final session. Everyone is welcome!
5:30PM - 7:30PM Mobile Tour: "Downtown Rail Trail and Local Spirits Tour"
We will meet in lobby of Hotel Albuquerque and conclude tour at the Hotel Albuquerque.
Compliments of our local hosts MRCOG & MRMPO
Thursday, May 9, 2024
11:15AM - 2:08PM Mobile Tour: NM Rail Runner from Albuquerque to Santa Fe
Rio Metro Shuttle departs Hotel Albuquerque at 11:15 am. All attendees should meet in the lobby before departing.
See “Mobile Tour” listing on website for further details.

Compliments of our local host MRCOG & MRMPO
2:30PM - 4:30PM Mobile Tour: “The City Different” E-Bike Tour – Santa Fe
The #514 Rail Runner Train arrives in Santa Fe at 2:08 pm, and the tour will commence from the Depot at 2:15 pm. Note: Attendees will be unable to bring bikes to the Railyard so they will be asked to walk from the Depot to the Lorretto Inn – a 10-15 min walk.

Compliments of our local host Santa Fe MPO

Agenda
Access this link for a printable and most up-to-date version of our 2024 Agenda.

Presentations
All presentations will be archived on the site following the event session. Presentations will be available via the link below within 1-week of the Symposium.

Event Speaker Bios
AMPO enlists numerous industry experts and specialists to discuss the latest industry trends and insights. As we get closer to AMPO’s 2024 Planning Tools & Training Symposium, we will provide a list of bios and speakers who are presenting. Please stay tuned.

Vendor Roadshows

AMPO is pleased to announce that this year’s symposium programming will incorporate (6) Vendor Roadshows. Each Roadshow is a unique opportunity for vendors to showcase their innovative products/services, equipping MPOs with the tools they need to tackle the latest industry challenges head-on.

Two vendors will be featured each day of the symposium in our General Session area, as well as at vendor tables located in the common area outside of our meeting rooms to encourage continued conversation.
This year’s vendor participation includes:

MONDAY, MAY 6

2:15pm – 2:45pm

General Motors

Learn how to accelerate your Safe Streets Planning efforts with Safety View, the only SaaS planning tool with True Near-Miss Detection and 8 other data sets designed to help you reach your Vision Zero goals faster, with less expense and seamless cross-department integration. Get an in-depth look at the tool and connect with our leader of Strategy, and learn how to work with GM Future Roads to gain insights and make informed decisions about infrastructure investment.

 

2:45pm – 3:25pm

Viva

“At Viva, we help cities overcome their biggest transportation challenges.

We recognize that demands on our road networks and urban infrastructure are rapidly changing and that traditional traffic monitoring is outdated. We have developed cutting-edge AI-powered computer vision technology to capture anonymized multimodal road user data, providing cities with the most accurate, reliable, and scalable insights.

Our technology is here to solve endemic problems and help cities achieve their policy goals and transportation objectives. With privacy-by-design at its core and only anonymized data captured, the Viva network is scalable to optimize against the ever-changing transportation landscape.

The Viva presentation will take a look at the two key areas to which can provide the most value to Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Smart Traffic Monitoring and Smart Road Safety (including Near Miss) to support Vision Zero, providing examples and case studies to demonstrate how Viva are supporting cities across a number of different use cases.”

TUESDAY, MAY 7

10:15am – 10:45am

EcoInteractive

These days, agencies are continuously asked to do more with less. It’s critical to focus on the highest-value tasks while using software or other available tools to streamline more tedious work. In this session, learn how MPOs of all sizes are using EcoInteractive’s ProjectTracker platform to reduce the administrative work involved with managing their TIP and other planning activities.

We’ll look at the full lifecycle of a project within the platform, including running a solicitation, amending the TIP, and managing project delivery milestones. We will also review how agencies of any size can benefit from direct access to obligation data from FHWA and leverage that information to make more informed decisions when planning.

 

10:50am – 11:20am

High Street

At High Street, foresight is the essence of our philosophy. We help transportation practitioners understand emerging issues, solve problems, and deliver the best possible future for their constituents.

OUR VISION: TO BE THE BEST STRATEGIC DECISION-MAKING TRANSPORTATION CONSULTING FIRM IN THE U.S.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

10:15am – 10:45am

PTV

PTV Group is a leading global software company for traffic planning, simulation, and real-time management. With more than 40 years of experience in the fields of mobility, the Germany-based company provides software products based on proprietary algorithms ranging from microscopic and macroscopic modeling and simulation of traffic to real-time traffic management, benefiting more than 2,500 cities and municipalities.

Bridgepoint acquired a majority stake in the company in January 2022 in order to further accelerate its growth together with shareholder Porsche Automobil Holding SE. Since 2023 PTV Group and Econolite are united under the brand Umovity.

 

10:50am – 11:20am

Street Light

Unlocking Transportation Insights with Big Data and Analytics: Join us as we uncover the challenges faced by transportation agencies. With limited resources, tough decisions, and safety concerns, agencies must navigate a complex landscape. By harnessing big data, agencies can streamline data collection, enhance safety, and justify funding. Dive into metrics that reveal community demographics, travel patterns, and more.

The StreetLight suite of products empowers Metropolitan Planning Organizations to access mobility data effortlessly. From speed to congestion, demographics to trip duration, explore a wealth of insights across corridor studies. Learn how StreetLight’s customers have leveraged data to drive operational improvements. From safer streets to optimized networks, our case studies offer actionable takeaways for everyone in the room. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can revolutionize your transportation planning.

Venue Details

HOTEL:

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

ROOM RATES:
  • (Attendee) $189.00 plus taxes per night (Single/Double Occupancy)
  • If you qualify for per diem rates, please contact events@ampo.org for more information.

To be able to take advantage of all that Albuquerque and Santa Fe have to offer, guestroom rate will be extended for guests arriving & departing three days pre/post conference dates, based on availability.

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town is a luxury hotel conveniently located in the heart of Old Town and the Sawmill District, offering accommodations and amenities, including an on-site restaurant and bars, an outdoor resort swimming pool, garden patio and more than 62,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

Hotel Albuquerque is only steps away from Sawmill Market: a 25,000 square-foot food hall with various local vendors featuring an array of culinary experiences. Originally the site of the American Lumber Company north of historic Old Town, the Sawmill District has been re-imagined and redeveloped into a vibrant neighborhood of loft-style housing, artist studios, retail space, and the Sawmill Market.

BOOKING:

Below is a link for online bookings. The link may be used over the actual room block dates only and the date of arrival and departure should be selected. Individuals may also contact our reservations team to book via phone at (505) 843-6300.

Attendee (Call-in Code):  2405AMPOOA

Please note the Reservation Cut-Off and Rooming List Due Date will be: April 15, 2024. After this date, any remaining rooms within the block will be released into the hotel’s general inventory.

Thank You To Our Hosts

Mobile Tours

PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE MOBILE TOURS

The 2024 Planning Tools & Training Symposium host, the Mid-Region Council of Governments, NM (MRCOG) and the Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO), have graciously organized and paid for the following pre- and post-conference optional mobile tours for conference participants. The Santa Fe MPO has graciously organized the E-Bike Tour to help celebrate Santa Fe Bike Month. For specific events visit: https://www.bikesantafe.org/bike-calendar

The pre- and post-conference mobile tours are not included in the conference registration fee and are dependent upon the number of registrants due to onsite transportation needs. All mobile tours are filled to capacity and have waitlists. If you have received a confirmation email and are unable to attend, please notify us at events@ampo.org by Friday, April 26th.

MONDAY, MAY 6

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Meet in lobby of Hotel Albuquerque at 4:30 to catch shuttle.

“Storytelling through Public Art – Fredrico Vigil from Santa Fe”

Fresco Artist, Fredrico Vigil, is currently working on painting on the Convention Center Staircase to showcase the dynamic history of wine making in New Mexico. Meet the artist and listen to his story about why he has chosen this venue and this topic.  We will meet at Hotel Albuquerque at 4:30pm and take an 8-minute shuttle to the Convention Center.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Meet in lobby of Hotel Albuquerque at 4:45pm

Heritage Inspirations ‘Mezcla de Culturas Walking Tour

Dive into the mixture of influences and culture of Old Town through this immersive and enchanting one-hour walking tour that makes up the heart of Albuquerque’s 18th Century Historic Old Town. This tour is a shared journey where guests get a glimpse into Albuquerque’s past and still-living history. During your walk, our discussion will focus on how Albuquerque has grown over the last three hundred years and bloomed into the city it is today.

Tour Details:

We will begin the tour at Hotel Albuquerque at 4:45pm, which is located on what was once the farmland that supported the Villa de Alburquerque (that’s not a typo, Albuquerque was originally spelled with an extra “r”). You will learn how the founding city was dedicated to the Viceroy of New Spain, the 10th Duke of Alburquerque: Francisco Fernandez de la Cueva. You will see the first public school in Albuquerque that was so pioneering in the late 1880’s and accepted young girls into the classroom. You will visit sites like Albuquerque’s oldest home, the Albuquerque Museum Sculpture Gardens and the San Felipe de Neri Parish which opened the year of the city’s founding, in 1706; and with a few pauses for rebuilds and renovations, has continually maintained a presence in Old Town Plaza.

We will end the tour at the exciting Sawmill District. Originally occupied by the American Lumber Company, the Sawmill District is being re-envisioned and redeveloped into a vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. An up and coming area with loft-style housing, artist studios and mixed-use residential and commercial buildings; the new Sawmill District celebrates its industrial roots and attracts entrepreneurial thinking. Thereby, mixing an innovative trend toward urban living with New Mexico’s rich industrial past.  Our tour will conclude at Sawmill Market.

  • Tour hosted by Heritage Inspirations, LLC.
  • NOTE: AMPO will provide each conference attendee with a $25 gift card that can be used for dinner at Sawmill Market at anytime during your stay.
  • Registration Required to Attend / Space is limited
  • Mobile Tour compliments of our local hosts MRCOG & MRMPO

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Meet in lobby of Hotel Albuquerque at 5:15pm

Downtown Rail Trail and Local Spirits Tour

The Rail Trail is a multi-million-dollar project that will connect core attractions throughout Albuquerque’s downtown such as historic neighborhoods, cultural hotspots and entertainment districts. This tour will include several scenic stops, such as the Bosque Trail along the Rio Grande, the Historic Rail Yards, and Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. Hosts from Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority and ABQ Ride Transit Department will narrate the tour, providing insider information about the economic investments, the rewarding challenges of intergovernmental coordination, and the many victories along the way. The Rail Trail project is an exemplary model of how to combine creative financing with a community vision to catalyze redevelopment and multimodalism in the heart of a City. Join us!

THURSDAY, MAY 9

11:15 AM – 2:08 PM
Meet in the lobby of Hotel Albuquerque at 11:00 am to catch the shuttle

NM Rail Runner from Albuquerque to Santa Fe

Rio Metro Shuttle departs Hotel Albuquerque at 11:15 am. All attendees should meet in the lobby at 11:00 am. Attendees will arrive at the Alvarado Transportation Center around 11:30 am and be given a short presentation on the history and future of the New Mexico Rail Runner. A few steps away, the Rail Runner #514 departs Downtown ABQ at 12:24 pm and arrives at Santa Fe Depot at 2:08 pm.

Hop aboard the NM Rail Runner Express headed for Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in the United States. Once on board, relax and enjoy your scenic ride to Santa Fe on New Mexico’s first and only commuter rail service. Inaugurated in 2006, the Rail Runner provides service seven days a week to 15 stations along a 96.5-mile corridor that links numerous communities and tribes. Once in Santa Fe, feel free to wander and explore this beautiful historic city that sits in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Santa Fe is renowned for its rich history, arts, food, culture, and recreation. Be sure to visit the historic plaza which is only a short 10-minute walk from the Santa Fe Train Depot, or dine at a local favorite, the Cowgirl BBQ and billiards parlor. If your schedule permits, plan a long weekend in Santa Fe to get the full New Mexico experience! If you are on a tight schedule, please feel free to use your return ticket to catch the next train back to Albuquerque.

Please Note: your round-trip tickets have flexible departure times to allow you to take earlier or later trains to/from Santa Fe to help you get the full New Mexico experience.  Please refer to the Rail Runners schedule below for further details.

Access Weekday Schedule here

Access Saturday Schedule here

Access Sunday Schedule here

 

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Meeting details – see below

“The City Different” E-Bike Tour – Santa Fe

E-Bikes are magical in high elevations and have a pedal assist component that makes riding not only doable for all types who can ride a bike but also a true FUN factor. The tour is educational and fun, you will leapfrog from one location to the next stopping at each site as guides give the narrative of each intentional planned spot along our 17.5 miles ride around Santa Fe.

The #514 Rail Runner Train arrives in Santa Fe at 2:08 pm, and the tour will commence from the Depot at 2:15 pm. Note: Attendees will be unable to bring bikes to the Railyard so they will be asked to walk from the Depot to the Lorretto Inn – a 10-15 min walk. Access the walking map to locate where to pick up E-Bikes.

OTHER SANTA FE HAPPENINGS

Other Santa Fe Happenings include:   

Free NM Rail Runner passes for all attendees from Albuquerque to Santa Fe

Attendees are in for a treat as they’ll receive complimentary roundtrip NM Rail Runner passes courtesy of our MPO hosts and Rio Metro! These passes can be used between May 6th and May 12th, excluding scheduled Symposium programming, or for the scheduled Mobile Tour on Thursday, May 8th at 11:15 pm with pre-registration. Accessing the NM Rail Runner Express is convenient with a short Uber ride from the hotel to the Downtown Albuquerque Rail Runner Station. The 1.5-hour journey takes you straight to Santa Fe, America’s oldest capital city, where you can immerse yourself in its rich history, arts, food, and culture. Don’t miss the chance to explore Santa Fe’s historic plaza or indulge in local delights like the Cowgirl BBQ and billiards parlor. Tickets will be provided at registration.


May 2024: Santa Fe Bike Month

MAY is Santa Fe Bike Month, a 100+-year-old Santa Fe tradition that showcases the many benefits of bicycling and encourages more community members to give two wheels a try. Under the leadership of the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a group of local businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and proud bicyclists have put together a menu of fun activities to celebrate Bike Month.  For specific events visit: https://www.bikesantafe.org/bike-calendar


At the Santa Fe Railyard!

Hop off the train, and within a few steps are awesome dining, cinema, cultural, and museum experiences. You may run into George R.R. Martin either at his John Cocteau Theater or at the Game of Thrones-inspired Sky Railway! www.railyardsantafe.com

Santa Fe offers a multitude of experiences for visitors with diverse interests. We invite you to explore www.santafe.com for additional visitor information.