Hobbs Express

Getting you where you need to go!

City of Hobbs Transportation Department
424 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-9290
jpennington@hobbsnm.org / jfletcher@hobbsnm.org

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Hobbs Express to deliver safe, dependable and affordable transportation services in a courteous and professional manner.

Description of Transit Program

Currently the Hobbs Express provides two types of service, general public demand response transportation service; and fixed route service. All Hobbs Express vehicles are ADA accessible including wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. This vital program for the citizens of Hobbs is provided six days per week within the five mile addressing area for the City of Hobbs.

The general public demand response, curb-to-curb transportation service and the fixed routes are available to all members of the Hobbs community on a first-come, first-served basis to employment, medical care, shopping, and education and recreation facilities. Passengers are encouraged to make reservations the day before up to 14 days in advance to secure the time they require. No same day service is available.

The Hobbs Express serves any location within the city limits of Hobbs and within the five mile addressing area. Included in this service area are the Lea County Airport, New Mexico Junior College, Lea Regional Hospital, University of the Southwest, and the Texas/New Mexico State Line.

Hobbs Express observes all state holidays.

Veterans Ride Free!

Beginning on November 8th, 2016, Veterans can now ride free on all Hobbs Express bus routes as well as the demand response-paratransit bus service. Upon boarding any of the fare-based routes, Veterans must present a Veterans ID photo badge or valid New Mexico driver's license with a Veteran's designation, and their fare will be waived.

"Veterans have made a great sacrifice to all of us and we want to thank them for their service to our country and to the people of the United States," stated Jan Fletcher, Hobbs Express Public Transportation Director. "We are proud to offer this benefit."

Hobbs Express joins other agencies such as the NCRTD, Rio Metro RTD, operator of the NM Rail Runner Express, and the City of Santa Fe's Santa Fe Trails bus transit system in offering this show of gratitude to our nation's Vets.

Hobbs Express provides fixed-route bus service on three routes that run daily each hour throughout the community at designated bus stops. Riders can transfer to another route at various bus stop locations. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through the demand response program, riders may schedule a pickup from any specific location within city limits and receive curb-to-curb transportation service - We would just like to remind veterans and riders that there is a 24-hour notice requirement for this service!

Hobbs City Manager J.J. Murphy stated, "I am moved by Hobbs Express Staff's initiative to provide this complimentary service to the ones in our community who have sacrificed so much. As a veteran myself, I recognize the impact this offer will have on our residents and was quick to approve the program when the (Hobbs Express) Staff presented it. I hope the veterans of our community recognize this as a symbol of our gratitude for their service."

For more information or to schedule a pickup, call Hobbs Express at (575)397-9290.



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Statement of Non-Discrimination

The City of Hobbs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin. To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations or to file a complaint, please contact Jan Fletcher at (575) 397-9207.




Hobbs Express No Longer Providing Regular Transportation to the Hobbs Airport

Hobbs Express is no longer providing regular transportation service to the Hobbs Airport. Please contact the new taxi service, 777 Taxi, at (575) 318-5133 for airport rides. Hobbs Express Demand response reservation rides/ADA complementary paratransit services for individuals with disabilities will continue to be available to the airport through Hobbs Express during regular days and hours of operation, Monday through Saturday, 7 am - 5 pm, by calling (575) 397-9290.


Fixed Route Fares

Purchase Tickets in Advance
If you are a frequent bus rider, you may wish to purchase a pass in advance. You may purchase a pass from the Hobbs Express Office.

Fixed Route Bus Service

Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Daily Trip Fare

$1.00

All Ages

Bus Pass (10 Trips)

$10.00

All ages

Bus Pass (20 Trips)

$20.00

All ages

Student Monthly Bus Pass

$10.00

Children age 6-18, unlimited rides per calendar month

Additional Student Monthly Bus Pass for Students Residing Within the Same Household Address

$5.00

Children age 6-18, unlimited rides per calendar month

Adult Monthly Bus Pass

$20.00

Unlimited rides per calendar month

Exact fare: When not using a pass, passengers are required to have exact fare when boarding the bus. One dollar bills and most U.S. coins are accepted. Drivers on these routes do not carry money and cannot make change.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE

Demand Response Fares

Passengers are encouraged to make reservations the day before up to 14 days in advance to secure the time they require. No same day service is available. If you are a frequent rider, you may wish to purchase a pass from the Hobbs Express Office.


Demand Response - Paratransit Bus Service

24-Hour Advance Reservation - No Same-Day Service Available
Hours of Operation - Monday through Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Demand Response Trip Fare

$2.00

All Ages

Demand Response Pass (10 Trips)

$20.00

All ages

Demand Response Pass (20 Trips)

$40.00

All ages

Monthly Demand Response Pass

$40.00

All ages - Unlimited rides per calender month based on scheduling availability

To Contact us:

City of Hobbs
Hobbs Public Transportation Department
424 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240

Phone: (575) 397-9290
Fax: (575) 397-9362
Email: jfletcher@hobbsnm.org

Welcome to Hobbs Express

Thanks for riding! Using public transportation, even just one day a week, is one of the best ways you can Go Green. Riding public transit reduces your carbon footprint and helps keep our air clean. There are 4 bus routes operating in the city. The Demand Response and Bus routes operate six days a week.

Plan Your Trip: Online or By Phone

It's easy to plan your trip. Either use our online route information or call the Transit office.
The transit office is open Monday through Friday at (575) 397-9290 (NM TTY800-659-8331) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in weekdays. The office is closed on weekends and most holidays.

How to Read the Bus Route Schedule

Each bus route has its own timetable. The left side of each bus timetable shows the major destinations it serves. The right side of the timetable shows the hourly departure time of the bus between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm each day.


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Who can ride the bus?

Anyone within the service area can ride the bus on the fixed route service or call the Hobbs Express office to schedule a ride on the demand response/Paratransit service.

How much does it cost?

Bus route fare is $1.00. Demand response fare is $2.00

Can I ride with my elderly mother?

Yes, and you will pay the applicable fee.

Can I take my bike?

At this time, we do not have bike racks on the buses.

Can the driver assist me on/off the bus?

Yes, the driver can help you if you have requested the help.

Can the driver help me witih my groceries, and run my errands?

Driver may help with putting groceries on the bus and taking groceries off the bus if the client is elderly or handicapped. We do not run errands.

Do I have to pay for my baby or child, even if I hold my child in my lap?

Children under the age of 5 ride free with an accompanying adult. Children must have a car seat.

Can the driver accept a tip?

No, drivers are not permitted to accept tips



Monthly Ridership Comparison
 

FY 12-13

FY 13-14

FY 14-15

FY 15-16

Oct

4,531

4,954

6,333

5,683

Nov

3,516

4,280

4,334

4,330

Dec

2,889

4,374

4,081

4,335

Jan

3,908

4,518

4,279

4,939

Feb

3,894

4,203

4,155

5,118

March

3,658

4,888

4,830

5,448

Apr

4,605

4,354

4,787

4,472

May

3,707

4,171

4,133

4,859

June

2,060

2,954

3,973

3,842

July

2,232

4,266

4,951

4,441

Aug

3,887

5,199

5,150

4,579

Sept

4,316

5,974

5,499

6,356

Totals

43,203

54,135

56,505

58,422


Ridership Comparison Graph