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Works begin on Mi Macro Periferico BRT in Guadalajara, Mexico [free access]

November 3, 2019

Construction work has begun on the Mi Macro Periférico (formerly Peribus) bus rapid transit (BRT) project. The project comprises development of one BRT line, which will span 41.5 km and cover 46 stations along the peripheral ring in the municipalities of Guadalajara, Zapopan, and Tlaquepaque, and will also connect Tonalá and Tlajomulco through an integrated system of feeder and complementary routes.

 

The initial works include replacement of hydraulic concrete bearing in the central lanes of the peripheral in three stages. Works under stage 1 have begun. Works under Stage 2 are expected to begin in February 2020, and under Stage 3 are scheduled to begin in May 2020.

 

The project is being developed at an estimated investment of MXN9.4 billion, and is expected to have a daily ridership of 350,000 passengers on completion in 2021.

 

It is part of the Mi Movilidad project, which also includes the rearrangement of public transport routes, the construction of bike lanes, and the construction of Line 3 and the extension of Line 1 of the Guadalajara light rail system. The Mi Movilidad project was launched by the Government of Jalisco to articulate, reorder, and regulate its public transport system.

 

(1 MXN [Mexican Peso] = 0.05 USD)