2018 Local Services & Travel Information


ACCA Enterprises, LLC / CLS Transportation

CLS Transportation is the preferred conference and group transportation provider. Additionally CLS provides Chartered Arrival and Departure Times with guaranteed service.  2018 AHEAD Conference attendees should use group code AHEAD18 for reservations. Route Schedule and Additional Information available as PDF Download and Word Download.

Phone: 877-311-2257

What is ABQ RIDE?

ABQ RIDE is Albuquerque’s fixed-route bus system. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Bus routes and schedules are available on ABQ RIDE website, and there is a “Transit Planner” that allows riders to plan which bus(es) they may be able to ride at what times.

ABQ RIDE also has a free phone app that allows riders to track their bus to see if it is running on time, to plan a route, to see what bus stops are nearby, and to get bus schedules.

Bus fares must be in exact change or in the form of a bus pass. Drivers do not accept credit or debit cards. Bus passes may be purchased with cash, credit or debit cards at the ABQ RIDE Customer Service Center at 100 1st St. SW, ABQ, 87102. Standard adult fare is $1.00, students and seniors are $.35, and children under 9 are free when accompanied by an adult. All-day passes are also available.

Phone: 505-724-3100
Web: cabq.gov/transit

Sun Van

Sun Van is a curb-to-curb accessible transportation service for persons living in or visiting the Albuquerque area who have a disability and are not able to ride the regular fixed-route system. There is an application and certification process to be able to use this service. Sun Van will pick up an eligible rider from anywhere in the Albuquerque area, and drop them off at the curb in front of their destination within the city. This is a shared ride service, so other people will also be on the Sun Van.

Visit cabq.gov/transit/paratransit-service for more information.


NM Rail Runner Express Train Service

The NM Rail Runner has 14 stations along its 100-mile route from Santa Fe to Belen. All trains, stations and platforms are wheelchair accessible. The fare depends upon the number of zones (1-6) a rider is traveling through. Tickets can be purchased online or onboard the train. If using a credit card, passengers must show a valid I.D.

Phone: 866-795-7245
Web: riometro.org


Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Centennial Care Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) offer non-emergency medical transportation to their members. Any member can call their Care Coordinator to get this service set up. Once it has been set up, the member makes their own reservations, which are required. When making a reservation, the following information is needed: (1) time of the appointment, (2) name and address of the doctor/provider, and (3) the member’s Member/Group number.


Transportation for Veterans

The VA Medical Center offers Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Transportation to help veterans get to medical appointments at the VA. DAV vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. If a rider is able to get in and out of the DAV vehicle, VA staff will get them into a wheelchair when they arrive at the center. Drivers are not allowed to lift or medically attend to riders.

ABQ RIDE and the Rail Runner also provide free rides for veterans who show their VA identification card. Veterans may also be eligible for mileage reimbursement from the VA when traveling to the VA for appointments.

Phone: 505-256-2821

Center for Development and Disability Information Network

Phone: 800-552-8195 or 505-272-8549
Web: www.cdd.unm.edu/infonet

See information on the  downloadable PDF “New Mexico Accessible Transportation in the Albuquerque Metro Tip Sheet.”

Hospitals: Medical & Psychiatric

Presbyterian Hospital
1100 Central Ave., SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505-841-1234

Lovelace Medical Cneter-Downtown
601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 727-8000

Interpreter Agencies

RGC-Access Interpreting Services
Lin Marksbury, Director

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) Dana Murrah, Deaf Services Director

Sorenson Community Interpreting Services Paula McCluskey, Account Manager

Phone:  505.363.0741

Animal Care

Lomas Veterinary Clinic
1100 Lomas Blvd NW Ste 2
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 246-9663

Route 66 Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center
1100 Lomas Blvd NW Ste 2
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 246-9663


Walgreens – Located in Presbyterian Hospital
201 Cedar St SE #102
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 243-6195

24 hour Walgreens
9700 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 299-9541

Albuquerque City Drugs
205 Silver Ave SW D
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 705-3540

Urgent Care

Adult Urgent Care – UNMH Main Hospital
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 272-9646

Wheelchair Repair/Rental & Medical Equipment

A & R Medical Supply
5010 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 256-1610


ABQ Zoo & Bio Park
903 10th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-2000

Sandia Peak Tramway 
30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
(505) 856-6419
An aerial tramway located adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It stretches from the northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains and has the world's third longest single span.

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Rides 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 843-7270

Historic Old Town
Tourism Office - A1, 404 San Felipe Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 373-9123
Old Town’s narrow streets and century-old adobe houses are home to New Mexican eateries serving enchiladas and sopaipilla pastries, and tiny artisan shops selling jewelry, rugs and pottery. Old Town Plaza is a charming spot overlooked by 18th-century San Felipe de Neri Church. Nearby, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has dinosaur skeletons, while the Albuquerque Museum displays Southwestern art.


More information will be available at the Local Information desk at Registration.