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Avelino Gutierrez, Acting Division Director


The Transportation Division is divided into three bureaus: the applications/compliance bureau, the investigations bureau, and the pipeline safety bureau.

The Applications / Compliance Bureau processes all applications for authorities to operate as a regulated motor carrier.  Every person providing compensated transportation services in the State must receive an operating authority from the PRC, including limousines, taxis, ambulances, shuttle services, tour and sightseeing operators, towing services, and repossession services.  All applications for changes to operating authorities or to tariffs are also processed by the bureau.  The bureau also administers the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) system on behalf of the State and enforces compliance with the PRC’s financial responsibility requirements and annual reports.


The Investigations Bureau enforces the PRC’s rules and regulations and the Motor Carrier Act.  The bureau conducts periodic inspections of all motor carriers and investigates complaints.  The bureau may present the results of its inspections and investigations to the PRC and ask that the PRC impose a fine on a motor carrier and suspend or revoke its operating authority.  The bureau also enforces railroad safety standards through a partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration.

The Pipeline Safety Bureau conducts audits and inspections of intrastate natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines.  The bureau also does damage prevention and enforces federal pipeline regulations on behalf of PHMSA for the State.




Address Staff with email Title Office Phone

Public Regulation Commission
Transportation Division
1120 Paseo De Peralta
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504

Phone: 505-827-4519

Fax: 505-827-4023
Avelino Gutierrez Interim Director 505-827-4290
Amanda Gray Economist 505-827-4640
Crystal Martinez Applications 505-827-4590
Annissa Ortiz Applications 505-827-5013
Yvette Hetzer Applications 505-476-0122
Compliance / Investigations
Fidel Archuleta Bureau Chief 505-827-4310
Vacant Investigator-Railroad Safety 505-660-3839
Manuel Anaya Investigator 505-795-4445
Tirizo Lopez Investigator 505-490-0689
Vince Crespin Investigator 505-490-2177
Chris Gutierrez Compliance 505-827-4289
Kevan Bay-Bojorquez Compliance 505-827-4289
Pipeline Safety
Jason N. Montoya Bureau Chief 505-476-0253
Tina Cigliano-Sisneros Executive Administrator 505-476-0298
Sefie Anaya Damage Prevention Supervisor 505-231-5204
Isaac Lerma Pipeline Safety Supervisor 505-490-2958
Steve Probst Inspector 505-795-0969
Loretta Cuthrell Inspector 505-699-8693
Vacant Inspector 505-490-2135
Vacant Inspector 505-490-0567
David DePaola Inspector 505-490-1358
Christopher Sanchez Inspector 505-629-3564

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