Mexico is a big country with over 112 million people, 74 % living in urban areas. The public passenger transportation projects are developed by governments at the different levels: Federal, State and Municipal. The Federal Government is in charge of routes/systems that cross several states or use federal roads (inter-city routes). Urban transportation development is decided by each of the 31 states and the Federal District. Some municipalities develop their own projects, when they have the resources to do it.
The current presidential administration in Mexico has announced the intention to build several suburban trains to connect important cities like Guadalajara, Toluca and Queretaro, and one route to connect tourist cities in the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. The plans also include expanding the coverage of the suburban train in the Mexico City Metropolitan area that comprises several municipalities of the state of Mexico. Most states are in the process of modernizing transportation systems and replacing old units. All these projects will offer good opportunities for suppliers of products and services for passenger transportation projects.
In particular, the States of Puebla and Mexico have important projects to modernize their transportation systems, including the development of several BRT routes. Listen to this webinar, which took place on March 5, 2013, and learn about public transportation projects in the States of Mexico and Puebla, directly from the authorities that are in charge. Enjoy your trip!