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‘Chile capital of the world’ gets bus service to Las Cruces

October 28, 2019

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — A southern New Mexico county is expanding its rural transportation service to a village known as the “chile capital of the world.”

The South Central Regional Transit District began Monday bus service from Hatch, New Mexico, to Las Cruces. The service will also carry passengers from towns like Garfield, Salem, Rincon, Radium Springs, and the Village of Doña Ana.

Officials say the new service will provide access to work, school, and medical appointments.

The Green Route will operate four round trips daily, Monday through Friday. Its first trip from Garfield will begin at 6:10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day until its final stop 7:15 p.m.

In Las Cruces there will be stops at the Doña Ana Community College, Mesilla Valley Mall, and New Mexico State University.