Transurbano Begins Second Phase in Guatemala

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

Friday, February 11, 2011

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.

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Transmetro Project Begins in Honduras

December 2010

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

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."

$ 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 Starts Operating in Guatemala

July 2010

Guatemala City's new public transport system uses pre-paid cards.

The first phase of Transurbano, a bus transportation system, will go live this week, in Zones 4, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 21 of Guatemala City, with 168 units.

Authorities commented that the objective of the system is to provide a comfortable, safe way of travelling around the city.

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.

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