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New city buses will take to Cancun streets in March

Cancun, Q.R. — The City of Cancun has received its first new modern bus that will be part of a fleet to put order into public transport. The City of Cancun is expecting to put 100 of the new modern buses into circulation beginning next month.

Rodrigo Alcázar Urrutia, the Director of the Mobility Institute of the State of Quintana Roo (Imoveqroo), says the new units are outfitted with air conditioning, surveillance cameras, GPS and an auto-card payment system.  

He says the city intends to use the buses as part of a strategy to organize transportation in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

“They will have 100 new buses that have air conditioning, surveillance cameras, they have GPS and can be programmed,” he explained adding that they are also equipped with a card payment system.

He explained that the new buses will begin operating in mid-March and are part of a municipal government strategy to reduce five routes into one to connect the Cancun Hotel Zone with the city mainland.

“The issue is that right now, there are five routes that enter the Cancun Hotel Zone and the ideal is that only one route enters, but to decrease to that number of routes we have to generate constant feeders for this single route,” he said.

The new buses are outfitted with an auto-card payment method.

Alcázar Urrutia says the City of Cancun is currently working with state officials on the plan to create these feeder routes. Since the bus concession is municipal, Imoveqroo is only advising, he said.

“This is the beginning of a single route which could be Kabah Avenue to the hotel zone (…) The buses should be operating in March, but it could be a process of several months until we reach a single route,” he explained.

In the meantime, the routes that currently connect Los Héroes, Nichupté, Villas del Mar, El Torito and Crucero-Rehoyada with the hotel zone will remain as is.