Updated: Monday, 22 Mar 2010, 5:56 PM MDT
Published : Monday, 22 Mar 2010, 5:56 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The New Mexico Rail Runner tallied rider number 3 million on Monday.
The lucky rider was Maggie Ryan, who rides the commuter train from Santa Fe to Albuquerque every day.
Ryan found herself in the center of a celebration Monday morning at the Albuquerque Downtown Depot.
For being the 3 millionth rider, Ryan received a free pass for a year and a basket of Rail Runner souvenirs.
She said it's a safe and convenient way to travel the Interstate 25 corridor.
"I really value the rail runner it's made a huge difference in my commute and going to school, giving me an opportunity to get my graduate degree in a way that doesn't drive me crazy," Ryan said.
Ryan is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico.