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New Va y Ven’s “Centro-Copó-La Isla” route is inaugurated

by Yucatan Times
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With 12 comfortable and modern units, starting tomorrow the new route of the Go and Come Public Transportation System “Centro-Copó-La Isla” will begin operations, whose presentation was made this day by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal and with which it continues to transform mobility in Yucatán to offer users greater coverage, more connectivity and faster transfers.

From the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention Center, the Governor announced that this new route, with which there is already a total of 261 units, that offer service to the population, will provide free service from January 13 to 21, later payment will be electronic with Come and go cards and their rate will be 12 pesos general, 5 social and free of charge for people with disabilities.

Accompanied by the Mayor of Mérida, Alejandro Castillo Ruz, Vila Dosal recalled that, between now and the last day of his administration, we will go from the 261 buses that currently exist to 916 units.

“Because we have created a new mobility model here in Yucatán, which allows us to also give the concessionaires the confidence to invest in public transportation and also the efficient use of public resources. Our goal is that the people who had been so forgotten for many years, that moves by bus, has the best conditions, that can move in these modern vehicles that are friendly to the environment, with multimodality, with accessibility. May this generate a before and after in the public transportation service in Mérida and throughout Yucatan,” he said. 

Before Fernando Tehuintle, the director of transportation projects at Banobras, the Governor added that this change in public transportation is not only routes, but better treatment for users and this has to do with the conditions that are being given to users today. operators that allow them to better serve passengers. 

“The request to all the meridians is that they help us conserve these new units, the entire public transportation infrastructure, bus stops, units, the Training Center,” he concluded.

When giving details of this new route, the head of the Yucatan Transportation Agency (ATY), Rafael Hernández Kotasek, explained that the Situr Copó and 20th Street routes will be merged, covering both routes and its users will be able to transfer with the different routes of the Va System. and come, where the second trip is half price and, from the third onwards, they are free within 120 minutes of their first trip, in addition to having the social rate that is now valid all year round.

He explained that 35 neighborhoods will be served per route, a population of up to 21,584 people, a total of 9,241 homes, it will pass through 73 schools and connect with 57 bus routes, in addition to having a frequency of 8 minutes and a route length of 25.30 kilometers. 

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