The FY 2018 statewide transit applications and budget award recommendations are for fiscal year 2018. This report provides the prioritization of funding and ranking of the 22 transit operators in the state of New Mexico.
System Rankings by NMDOT: SCRTD received highest ranking priority for funding. Further, the District achieved an administrative operations ratio of .34 well below the maximum of .50 allowed for systems of this size. District was ranked #10 of 22 transit operators evaluated. Based on SCRTD’s efficiencies, NM DOT awarded the District with federal funding of $419,085.90.
Ridership from October 2016 through June 2017, nine months, is up 80 percent. The Turquoise and Purple routes have demonstrated significant ridership growth since the fiscal year began last October. Summer ridership is stable in June.
Fiscal Year ridership includes ridership on all five bus routes, both directly operated and contract service operating within the three county transit District service area.
The FY2017 NTD report is used to support the submission of the NM DOT transit statistics generated through daily transit boardings on each of the District’s four bus routes. The fifth route, the Orange route is split with 50 percent of the ridership generated provided to Z-Trans and 50 percent to SCRTD. The fiscal year runs from October 2016 to September 2017. The June report includes the first nine months of the fiscal year.