“The Department of Transportation has the new routes planned for Puerto Vallarta and are working with the carriers for finalization and then we will announce the new routes to the residents,” said the secretary.
“There are currently 450 units running in the Puerto Vallarta area, we will reduce that to less than 350. We have too many buses operating in the city, and the current model isn’t working. We will establish a new model of transportation with designated stops and schedules,” he added.
The official also announced that the bus alliances and unions will no longer exist in their current state.
Currently the transportation system consists of private bus owners paying licensing fees to the state and unions, there is very little government involvement in the public transportation system. It’s unlikely that the structure will change.
A reduced number of buses on the roads could result in less competition, as each bus owner is their own small business. Due to the system structure many buses race to pick up passengers on routes overcrowded with buses resulting in public safety issues. Over 40 people have been killed by buses in the State of Jalisco this year.
This is a breaking news based on a news conference from the Secretary of Transportation. Vallarta Daily will keep you informed of new developments as they are released by the state transportation department (Movilidad de Jalisco).