Accompanied by Alfredo del Mazo Maza, general director of Banobras, and Pablo Suárez Coello, general director of Rail and Multimodal Transport at the Secretariat of Communications and Transport, the Governor of Nuevo León Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz highlighted that this initiative will allowed to move from the roadways concept (moving vehicles) to mobility concept (transport people, goods and services).
“Today we are kicking off this new system that will incorporate the entire public transport system, so that with a single payment, with a single ticket, people can access the Ecovía, Metro line 1 and 2 and Metro line 3, which is already under construction. Those feeder routes will be bringing people here to Ecovía terminal stations with only one ticket and will be able to move around the city in a comfortable transport,” the Governor explained.
Ecovía is an Integrated Transport System or BRT that will run 30 kilometers over exclusive lanes across Lincoln-Ruiz Cortines corridor. This time-saving system will also reduce emissions, among other benefits.
The BRT will have 80 Hyundai low-floor natural gas powered buses, which will cover the route from Lincoln Terminal Station in Monterrey to Valle Soleado Terminal Station in Guadalupe, including 39 intermediate stations.
The project involved an investment of 1,890 million Mexican pesos (approximately US$ 140 million), which was obtained with money from the National Infrastructure Fund through Banobras, the Government of Nuevo León, the Metropolitan Fund for the State and the private sector.
Source: Government of the State of Nuevo León, Mexico.