Infrastructure

Utilities

Santa Fe is served by PNM for its electricity and gas.  PNM offers among the lowest rates in the southwest, with an extremely high reliability rating.  PNM is a strong economic development partner, with a tradition of community support.  Telecommunications services are offered by a number of companies, including Qwest and Comcast, as well as several strong locally based providers.

New Mexico is one of the largest energy-producing states in the nation: it is 3rd in natural gas production, and 6th in crude oil production.  Santa Fe city is served by PNM, the largest investor-owned utility in the state.  PNM has a total capacity of over 2,650 megawatts, and has a very high “5 9’s” reliability rating.

Contact information for PNM:  1-800-687-4854

QWEST, with its 900 New Mexico employees, is the principal telecommunications service provider for Santa Fe.  Call 877-744-4416

COMCAST offers high speed data, up to 16 Mbps and TV services in Santa Fe. Contact Comcast for Business at  (866) 641-9030

Local information service providers include:

Cybermesa Telecom www.cybermesa.com (888) 988 2700
Grappa Wireless www.grappawireless.com (505) 424 9390
ZiaNet www.ZiaNet.com (505) 367 5200
CNSP www.cnsp.com (505) 753 5754

Transportation

Santa Fe, in the Mountain time zone an hour ahead of California and two hours behind New York, is similarly centrally situated with easy access to road, rail and air transportation.

Roads

Santa Fe is on the I-25, which runs from El Paso, TX through Denver, CO and beyond.  The city is less than an hour from I-40, which is the US’ East/West artery.  New Mexico’s highways are well maintained, with low levels of traffic.

Rail

Santa Fe is a storied name in US railway history. The Santa Fe Southern Railway connects to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway through Lamy, which is also an Amtrak stop for the Southwest Chief, which runs daily from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Freight rail transport is available from Santa Fe through Santa Fe Southern Railway and its connection to BNSF and the national rail network in Lamy.

BNSF is a transcontinental railroad network that is one of the largest in North America, carrying more container traffic than any other rail system in the world.

Airports

New Mexico’s largest airport is just over an hour’s freeway drive from Santa Fe, in Albuquerque.  The Albuquerque International Sunport hosts:
7 commercial freight carriers
45 Fixed base carriers
90+ daily flights to 50 major cities
Over 6 million passengers annually.

Santa Fe Municipal Airport is 9 miles from the city center and has two fixed base operators (FBO), providing fuel, ground servicing and hangar facilities for aircraft.  These are Santa Fe Air Center, (505) 471-2525 and Capital Aviation, (505) 471-2700. American Eagle will be providing service to Dallas/Fort Worth beginning June 11, 2009.