To promote sustainable development in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (MAG), the Government of the State of Jalisco is working on the conversion of public transport vehicles from gasoline to natural gas fuel system, in coordination with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT). Besides, according to the announcement made by the Governor of Jalisco Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, a zero emissions corridor will be promoted.
The governor reported that Jalisco is intended to be one of the first federal entities to have environmentally friendly taxis and buses, so the necessary infrastructure should be built up. The zero emissions corridor will be operational in the MAG since the money for the project has been allocated and it will also be requested for tender in the following days.
The announcements were made during the signing of the Framework Convention on Federation Expenditure Budget between the state government and SEMARNAT, which will provide a better coordination, management, resources allocations and generation of strategic projects between the federation and the state.
As part of the agreement signed, the federal agency will award the state government 84 million pesos (nearly USD 6.5 million), which will be directed to various programs aimed at protecting the environment. Jalisco Governor said the state will move towards the conversion from gasoline to natural gas as a fuel, primarily in public transportation, to be at the forefront and help meet national emission targets.
In April last year, Dina introduced 50 clean-fuel buses at the opening of Jalisco’s first CNG station.
Source: Government of the State of Jalisco.