France Finances Guatemalan Transport Study

Valued in one million dollars, it will asses Guatemala City's urban transportation system.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It should also define a new transportation scheme to complement the 'Transmetro' system. It will probably be an underground or surface metro or a trolley train.

Acting president Rafael Espada "signed ... a letter in which he required financial cooperation from the French Government, to conduct a feasibility study, which could take from three to six months", reported newspaper La Prensa Libre.

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Guatemala: New Transportation System Ready to Start

January 2010

"Transurbano", a new urban transportation system, will begin in March, serving 200.000 users in Avenida Petapa, Guatemala City.

In February, users will be able to request pre-paid cards (dubbed 'SIGA') at CACs (Customer Service Centers). These cards will be free of charge, and users will recharge them at any of these centers.

$ 80 Million for Transportation System in San Salvador

December 2010

The Transport Ministry announced the construction of a transportation system with articulated buses with preferential lanes.

This model, known as BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), consists in the development of exclusive lanes for high capacity modern buses and has been implemented in countries such as Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Guatemala Considering a Metro

August 2009

Experts from France and the Dominican Republic will conduct a feasibility study for developing a metro system in the metropolitan area.

Engineers and geologists from both countries will arrive to Guatemala in September, and will evaluate the possibility of building a metro or a surface train.

Bus Designed for Guatemala

March 2009

A bus prototype specifically designed to integrate itself into the transport system of Guatemala City was presented.

Eduardo Velasquez, in his article in El Periódico reported that this is the work of a group of national and foreign businessmen "led by Fernando Anzueto, an engineer for the Maprisa Company.

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