Cancun's Metrobus route and investment will be as follows

04/02/2021

The Tourist Urban Light Urban Transport project proposed in 2018 to feed the Mayan Train and meet the demands of residents and Tourists in Cancun, seeks to be addressed again by the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) and the Agency for Strategic Projects of the State of Quintana Roo (Agepro).

The Metrobus circuit in Cancun is expected to connect with the Tren Maya station south of the Cancun airport. It consists of 47 kilometers of a transportation circuit that runs along Kukulkán Boulevard, Tulum Avenue and a new avenue, parallel to Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard.

The initial investment proposed by Turicún, Autocar, Maya Caribe and Cooperativa Buenfil, urban transportation companies, amounted to 250 million pesos. It also predicted the generation of 1,500 direct jobs.

According to the first proposal, the route would depart from downtown Cancun, passing through the hotel zone and the International Airport to go to Tulum, stopping at other destinations in the Riviera Maya.

Under this same scheme, the Metrobus units in Cancun would have mobile internet and first-class services: modern, comfortable, safe, efficient, and at an affordable cost.

However, with the modifications to the project, there will be 35 kilometers within the Hotel Zone and 12 kilometers from downtown to the airport in an urban tourist type circuit.

In this regard, the director of the Agency of Strategic Projects of Quintana Roo (Agepro), Eduardo Ortiz Jasso, said to the business platform BNAmericas that the approach "is part of an integrated mobility strategy for the city of Cancun". Ortiz Jasso has calculated that, with this transportation service, approximately 100 thousand passengers could be mobilized.

Currently, the project is still being evaluated to define the technology, the environmental and urban impact, and to know precisely the alternatives that may be presented. Another of the topics addressed by the official was the bidding and construction of the Nichupté Bridge.

By Mexicanist