Panama Metro Bus to Hire 2000 Drivers

Winners of a bidding process for urban transportation, Transporte Masivo de Panamá S.A., will contract 2,000 drivers.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The announcement was made by the director of the National Institute of Vocational Training for Human Development (INADEH), Themistocles Rosas. writes, "Next November, Rosas said, classes will begin at the Training Center for Bus Operators, where applicants will be trained to drive buses for the new system."

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$ 80 Million for Transportation System in San Salvador

December 2010

The Transport Ministry announced the construction of a transportation system with articulated buses with preferential lanes.

This model, known as BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), consists in the development of exclusive lanes for high capacity modern buses and has been implemented in countries such as Guatemala, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.

Colombian-Panamanian Company To Get Metro Bus Project

June 2010

‘Transporte Masivo de Panamá’, a Colombian-Panamanian consortium, achieved the highest score in technical merits and price, in a public acquisition to operate the Metro Bus transportation system.

After reviewing the technical report, the evaluation committee will announce the definitive winner of the contest.

Three Consortiums Bid for Panamanian Metro Bus

May 2010

“Metro Bus Panama”, “Express del Futuro”, and “Transporte Masivo de Panamá” were the three consortiums submitting bids.

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“Jorge Ricardo Fábrega, Government and Justice vice minister, explained that they will verify the required guarantees, which must correspond to 100% of the price of the bid”, reported

Guatemala: New Transportation System Ready to Start

January 2010

"Transurbano", a new urban transportation system, will begin in March, serving 200.000 users in Avenida Petapa, Guatemala City.

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