Six Companies Interested in Panama's Transport System

Two national and four foreign companies have applied to participate in the bidding process for the public transportation system.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Other companies interested have until September 4th to present their documentation and participate, said the director of the Transit and Terrestrial Transport Authority (ATTT).

More comments from the director were published in newspaper La Prensa: "... for now, the companies showing interest are two local transportation companies, one Brazilian company, one from Russia and one from Israel, as well as Mercedes-Benz".

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$ 30 Million for Honduran Public Transport

November 2010

The IDB loan will help implement a bus network in Tegucigalpa and Comayagüela.

Honduras will implement a modern public transport system in the Central District and improve the quality of life for residents of major urban centers with a loan of U.S. $ 30 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Panama Launches "Metro Bus" System

November 2009

The first contract for "Metro Bus", a new transportation system, will be awarded on March 29th, 2010.

This project will renew the current bus fleet with air conditioned, high capacity vehicles, but will commence with existing 'Red Devil' buses ("Diablos Rojos").

Demetrio Papadimitriu, presidential minister, remarked that the system "...

Mass Transport System goes to Public Bid

July 2009

Panama's metropolitan bus service will be divide in sub areas, and each concessionary will operate a minimum of 500 buses.

The transport authority of Panama is inviting bids for the operation of the public transportation system in the metropolitan area of Panama. The basis for the bidding process was written in association with the World Bank and the Andean Development Corporation.

Urban Transportation Proposal Presented in Panama

June 2009

Transportation workers presented an urban transportation modernization plan supported by the Blue Bird Corporation of the United States.

The project proposes the incorporation of buses into the automated card payment system. The Blue Bird Corporation would be the supplier and the Transtarjetas company from Panama would be responsible for producing the plastic cards, distributing them, and promoting their use.

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