"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."
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).
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.
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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