Transmetro Project Begins in Honduras

City officials started developing the project which must be completed by 2013.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Recently, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $ 30 million loan for the transport system.

"The new project consists of installing a dedicated line of hydraulic concrete where two conventional buses will circulate, capable of transporting up to 120 people in each unit." Elheraldo.hn reports, "The artery will be built either through the boulevard or within the road network already in place, with stations and single access points as well as a payment system consisting of a rechargeable digital electronic card."

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Honduran Transmetro To be Tendered in September

May 2011

Backed by $30 million from the BID, September will see the beginning of the bidding process for the urban transport system in the Honduran capital.

The Transmetro project consists of installing a dedicated line along which a two-car articulated bus will run.

The first stage of the project will include a 9 km tract from the National Stadium to the Colina Kennedy passing through the through Central American Boulevard.

$ 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).

Transurbano Begins Second Phase in Guatemala

February 2011

On Saturday, February 12, operations began at zone 18 of the Transurbano mass transportation system.

80 additional units will cover routes to Kennedy, Paraíso, Pinares, Llano Largo and Canalitos.

"... These units will charge through an electronic system and not in cash ... The new transport system will operate with 80 units, but within eight or ten months it should reach 800," reported Prensalibre.com.

Another IDB Loan for El Salvador: $45 million

September 2011

The funds are destined for improving the public transportation system in the Salvadoran capital.

The loan, which has a grace period of 4 years, will be paid off over 25 years.

A document from Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reads:


“The project will improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of AMSS, by reducing travel time, extending the range and coverage of public transport and providing greater convenience to users as well as contributing to improved air quality. People with low financial resources are the main users of public transport and often have to make longer trips and travel combinations. An integrated system will result in a decrease in transport cost. An ordered transit system, reduced congestion, the use of modern technology buses with low emissions and better use of urban spaces will result in a reduction of CO2 emissions, air pollution and noise levels.”

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