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.

Guatemala Inaugurates Public Transportation System

December 2009

President Alvaro Colom inaugurated a new transportation system in the capital city, called 'Transurbano Siga'.

Its name stands for Guatemalan Integrated Bus System, and introduces new bus units and the possibility of prepaying tickets.

Luis Gómez, vice president of the Association of Urban Bus Companies, commented that 5 companies bet on the change in order to provide a top quality service, in which users do not need to carry cash, as they will be using electronic pre-paid cards. Additionally, the driver's unions will enjoy better perks and constant training.

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