In order to cover the growing demand for transportation in the Riviera Maya and offer better options to local users and tourists, the Metrobus will be launched to cover the route from Cancun to Tulum, with an initial investment of 250 million pesos as a result of the joint collaboration of the local companies Turicún, Autocar, Maya Caribe and Cooperativa Bonfil.
Francisco Palma Leal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Autocar, informed that this new service will start operations this year and will have 100 buses that will cover the transfer from Cancun and 40 units from Tulum, in order to meet the demand of passengers and reduce the use of the automobile for those who work in the Riviera Maya.
He explained that this new project will generate an initial 1,500 new direct jobs and is intended to serve about 50 thousand users a day, on a route that will depart from the center of Cancun and some will also pass through the hotel zone, to the International Airport, and from there, it will go to Tulum, covering a distance of 104 kilometers, with a stopover in the towns and other destinations along the Riviera Maya.
During a meeting where the directors of the other companies participating in this project were present, Vicente Noya, president of Turicún; Marcos Castillo, manager of Maya Caribe, and Marcos López, manager of Cooperativa Bonfil, reported that Metrobús buses are made by national manufacturers with clean technology.
Likewise, they will have capacity for 160 passengers, mobile internet and first quality services, in order to offer a modern, comfortable, safe, efficient and affordable service for locals and tourists.
The entrepreneurs announced that the units are 16 to 18 meters long, new model, super-articulated, with four-axle reinforced chassis, powered by natural gas and that meet the standard of being an Environmental Friendly Vehicle complying with the Advanced Environment (EEV, for its acronym in English) regulations, which reduces the emissions of particulate material and does not generate pollution.
“The four companies are applying an initial investment of 250 million pesos, with the aim of gradually growing in this new project that seeks to complement the transportation options of Cancun and the Riviera Maya, with an efficient and high quality service, decreasing the transfer times, but especially thinking about how to generate more sources of employment for the population, “said Francisco Palma.
(TYT Newsroom with information from Noticaribe)