RURAL Bus Service Began Monday February 22

Bus service on the four South Central Regional Transit District bus lines began providing service in Dona Ana County on Monday, February 22 with service operation in the morning, midday and afternoon commuting hours. The Blue and Red routes will provide service from the Las Cruces Intermodal Transit Center at Alameda and Lohman to Anthony. The Orange and Purple routes will operate from Anthony to Sunland Park and Chaparral, with the connections to Sun Metro transit service in El Paso, Texas. All four bus routes will connect in Anthony.  The Yellow line service will operate from Alamogordo to Las Cruces, with connection service at the Las Cruces Intermodal Transit Terminal for the Roadrunner and the Gold and Silver line service. The South Central Council of Governments is the fiscal agent for the South Central Transit District, with funding from Dona Ana County, the City of Las Cruces, the Village of Hatch, and some towns in Sierra County.


 After a 60-day promotion of free ridership, additional funding will come from rider fares and advertising on the buses. Fares for the service will be $1 per ride, regardless of whether a rider has to transfer from one bus to another to reach the desired destination. Each bus is equipped with free Wi-Fi for the riders.

 David J. Armijo has been brought on board by the South Central Transit District to be the executive director of the service. Armijo also served as the chief executive officer of the Hillsboro Regional Transit Authority in Tampa, Florida, director of transit services for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit District, general manager of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, director of operations for the Orange County Transportation Authority and director of transit and aviation for the City of Santa Fe. He holds a bachelor's degree in public administration and master's degree in public policy, both California State University in San Diego. He is a past president of the New Mexico Transit Association. A Native of Las Cruces, Armijo has more then 23 years experience in managing transit systems in New Mexico, Florida, Texas and California. Most Recently, he was general manager of California's third-largest transit agency- the Alameda/Contra Costa Transit District- which operates 600 buses in four operating divisions, with more than 2,000 employees.

 "We are fortunate beyond measure to have a person like David Armijo to lead this critical component of public transportation here in southern New Mexico," said South Central Regional Transit District Chairman Wayne D. Hancock.  "His desire to come home to his roots, combined with his extensive experience and impressive skill set, set this system on a firm foundation for a successful launch.”

Our Mission


The mission of the South Central Regional Transit District (SCRTD) is to provide the public with a safe and efficient regional transportation system. Transit services promote independent living for the frail, the elderly,the disabled, and those without access to automobiles by providing essential links to a variety of medical, social, and other services, and the region recognizes the need to improve mobility options for this growing segment of the population.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Contact:  David Armijo

Date:    October 4, 2016                                         Executive Director, 575-323-1620

SCRTD October 26 Board Meeting - Cancelled.

or more information, log onto or call 575-323-1620.

SCRTD provides public transportation throughout the Mesilla Valley.  






New Expanded Bus Service Begins

Monday, July 18th

Beginning Monday, July 18 new expanded bus service on both the Red and Purple routes and limited trips on the Turquoise route, formerly the Orange route.  The Red route will have four additional daily trips, with additional morning and evening service.   While the Purple line will have two additional midday trips.    The Orange route is now the Turquoise route and will operate during the midday only with two round trips between Anthony and Chaparral.

These changes with expanded services, and  are being implemented in response to customer service demand.   The additional service is being provided at no additional cost and will be operated within the SCRTD’s Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget.


DACC and NMSU students. 

We offer bus service to the NMSU campus and all of the DACC campus locations.  Check ROUTES/SCHEDULES pull down tab.

  • See Yellow route for service from east mesa to DACC and NMSU.  
  • Transit hub for the south valley is in Anthony. All south valley routes connect at Anthony.
  • Red route offers service from Anthony to NMSU with several pickup points between Anthony and NMSU.
  • Blue route goes between Anthony and the RoadRUNNER MVITT center in Las Cruces. Can transfer there to get to NMSU or DACC.
  • Purple route offers service between Sunland Park and Anthony with a stop at the Sunland Park near the DACC campus. 
  • Turquoise route goes from Anthony to Chaparral and includes stops at the DACC Gadsden Center and the DACC Chaparral Learning Center.
  • Fare is $1 each way.


South County Centers

Gadsden Center – 1700 E. O’Hara Road, Anthony, NM 88021 – Telephone 575-882-3939 Google Map
Sunland Park Center – 3365 McNutt Road, Sunland Park, NM 88063 – Telephone 575-874-7780 Google Map
DACC operates two centers in the southern portion of Doña Ana County. The Gadsden Center is located immediately to the east of O’Hara Road overpass at Interstate 10 in Anthony. The Sunland Park Center is located on McNutt Road, approximately three and a half miles south of Country Club Road.

Chaparral Learning Center

755 Prescott Anthony Drive, Chaparral, NM 88081.   Telephone 575-824-2000 Google Map
Located near the southeastern corner of Doña Ana County, the Chaparral Center, which opened in Spring 2012, is situated adjacent to Chaparral High School. The 6,200-square-foot center offers freshman- and sophomore-level coursework, including dual-credit courses for high school students.
It also is the site of the Adult Basic Education program in Chaparral. Refer to the Adult Basic Education website for more information.








  The SCRTD Anthony transfer station is located near the,

  Dona Ana County Sheriff Dept Substation, 865 N Main St, Anthony NM 88021