The proposed Mazatlan Metro-Bus system should alleviate traffic


This project would cost in the first stage between 700 and one billion pesos and would be crystallized in approximately two years

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Mayor Mazatlán, Luis Guillermo Benítez, proposed a Metro-Bus transportation system traveling on public roads that would prevent traffic congestion.


“The investment to start the project in a first stage would be from 700 to one billion pesos. In fact, we have already designed all the routes, what we do not have is money ”, he lamented.

The mayor said that the routes that the Metro-Bus will travel in Mazatlán are designed to transport all people from all points of the city.

“They would be routes to transfer people from all points of Mazatlán, here they would only pay a ticket, which we will suppose costs 10 pesos, but I don’t know how much it costs, and you can change the routes for the same cost. Instead of you grabbing up to three trucks to move to one side, it would have the same cost, “he explained.

Benítez Torres stressed that the investment to carry out this transport system would be captured from the Private Initiative, as taxi concessionaires, who have urban buses, will be open to whoever likes, of course, both the municipal, state, and federal governments would collaborate.

“Mazatlán needs other ways to travel, we have very serious road problems, the avenues are saturated because we have more and more tourism and what we want is little by little to raise awareness among citizens so that they use their car less and less,” he said.

Benítez Torres added that the only way to achieve this is to have a means of public transportation that is cheaper and does not affect public transportation in the city.


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