This week, Queretaro’s Secretary of Government Jorge López Portillo Tostado led the ceremony in which the compressed natural gas buses started operations for City Bus firm and said that the Urban Transportation Program proposed by governor José Calzada Rovirosa is making progress.
“Today 20 new natural gas powered buses have been delivered and we will have 350 new buses on the road by July, i.e. a third of the public transport fleet will be renewed in Queretaro in less than a year. The State Government and the Federal Administration are not spending money on this, the concessionaires themselves are doing it,” said the secretary.
He also recognized City Bus for purchasing these 20 new NGVs since the fleet not only improves transport service quality, reliability and safety, but features natural gas powered engines that are more eco-friendly.
In the state, there are currently in operation about 1,125 buses from 11 transport companies, which are making financial efforts to get savings and resources to buy new buses.
The event was attended by the Chairman of the Legislature Committee on Mobility, legislator Ricardo Carreño; President of the Advisory Council for Mobility Solutions Francisco Núñez Elías; the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Taxibuses Metropolitanos and head of the Querétaro Urban Transportation Union Mayra Melo Ramírez; and Chief of the Operating Department Javier Guevara Rosales.
Source: Government of the State of Queretaro.