GPS for Panamanian Buses

Public transportation will use the satellite positioning system Global Positioning System (GPS).

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Jimmy Papdimitriu, minister of the Presidency, said the government will pay the $150 installation cost, but each transporter will be responsible for its maintenance.

"The objective is to keep track of speeds and routes traveled by the buses," told the minister to

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Panama: New Metro Buses Arrive

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The 43 buses which will join the new Metro Bus system, arrived the Panamanian port of Manzanillo.

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September 2010

The Panamanian Tourism Authority is working on a system dubbed “Touristic GPS”.

Tourists will be able to rent GPS devices at Tocumen International Airport, which will assist them in reaching Panama’s touristic destinations.

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