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After driving through the streets of Mexico City for over 30 yearsthe minibuses will stop making their usual routes to make way for more modern buses. This was announced by the head of government of the capital Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, who stated that the transition in the mobility project will be completed, at the latest, mid 2024.

Through a press conference, the president of the capital announced the progress of the disposal process units that came to circulate in the city. In this sense, he affirmed that until now guarantees have been granted so that the half of the park minibuses that existed at the start of his administration cease to provide his service.

“With this we can say that we have everything to be able to replace all microbuses in Mexico between 2023 and 2024 and we are doing very important work with the carriers so that they get closer and can enter this very important program which allows us to have these modern buses (…) it is very good news”, he said. he expressed during the appearance before the media.

Transit units will be replaced with more modern buses (Photo: CDMX)
Transit units will be replaced with more modern buses (Photo: CDMX)

According to Mexico City government figures, at the start of Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo’s administration there were 5 thousand 800 minibuses in circulation. With the implementation of the renewal plan, bonds were issued for the scrapping of 2 thousand 485 units, of which subtract the disincorporation from 3 thousand 315.

The projection of the administration led by Sheinbaum Pardo is to complete the modernization process by mid-2024. However, he stressed that the cooperation of those who continue to provide service on the lines on the buses that have started to run must be necessary. the year 1987.

“All the instruments are ready. All bonuses are ready. The problem is have the will of all carriers this we are sure will be so. The idea is to complete this year all those who remain to be able to start now mid 2024 without minibus“, he declared questioned by the media.

Microbuses have been circulating in the capital since 1987 (COSME RADA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)
Microbuses have been circulating in the capital since 1987 (COSME RADA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

It should be mentioned that scrapped public transport units will not always be replaced by individual units or specific bus lines. In some cases some have stopped circulating for the implementation of other mobility projects such as the extension of lines 1 and 3 of the Metrobúsjust like him elevated trolley bus.

On the other hand, the Secretary of Mobility, Andrés Lajous Loaeza, announced that from May this year the delivery of 85 new units will be implemented on the Aragon road, 73 in Culhuacán, 129 Xochimilco , as well as 65 others in the Centennial Zone of Las Águilas,

Likewise, the following ways envisaged by the authorities of the capital to continue the demolition process are:

– Axis 8 level section.

– Historical Center.

– Zaragoza – Nezahualcoyotl.

– Pedregals of Coyoacan.

– Center of Tlalpan.

– Azcapotzalco.

– Gustavo A. Madero – Center.

– Iztacalco – Nezahualcoyotl.

– Xochimilco Center.

– Avenue Tlahuac.

Throughout the history of the capital, various public transport options have circulated on its streets. After taxis and combis, microbus They have been presented as an effective mobility alternative due to their dimensions there passenger carrying capacity.

There The first time they circulated was in 1987. and they have positioned themselves as the transport indicated to replace the departure of the buses attached to the company Autotransportes Urbanos de Pasajeros Ruta 100, which went bankrupt in 1995.

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