The Governing Board of the Mobility and Accessibility Institute (IMA) unanimously approved, in a fourth extraordinary session, to start legal procedures to lease 800 CNG buses to feed the public transport service. The session was chaired by the Secretary for Mobility and Urban Planning Hernán Villarreal and the General Director of the IMA José Manuel Valdez Gaytán.
At the meeting, it was explained to the members that through leasing, the IMA seeks to strengthen the supply of public transport buses to meet the high demand for the service at peak times in the Monterrey metropolitan area. Currently, this demand cannot be covered, given the insufficient number of vehicles that provide public transport service.
For this, the IMA considers having buses that operate with CNG engines, established by the current Mobility Law, and that will help promote a technological renovation in favor of the environment. The objective is to offer an economic, inclusive, comprehensive and eco-friendly public transport service, and that takes its users to their destinations.
In the meeting, participants were informed of a calendar with estimated dates, number of buses and possible routes for 2022. Villarreal explained to the members of the leasing project about the economic support, the expected results, designs and routes in collaboration with carriers, where preliminary proposals will emerge.
Source: Government of Nuevo León