The Department of Transportation for the State of Jalisco announced this weekend that an agreement has been reached for the bus companies of Puerto Vallarta to purchase 300 new natural gas buses.
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The agreement will begin this year with an estimated 50 buses purchased before 2017 and phase in others over the next three years.
Included in the agreement was plans to implement pre-paid bus services, or bus cards, to the area, however a deadline for implementation was not announced.
Secretary of Transportation, Servando Sepulveda Enriquez, said it was time for the operators in Puerto Vallarta to stop being the ‘bad guys’ and become agents of change in the tourist destination.
Rafael Yerena Zambrano, secretary general of the MLC in Jalisco, said that Puerto Vallarta was ‘the window to the world’ and it was time the city presented a better image.
Earlier this year, Mexico City announced plans to make 35% of their buses natural gas by 2020.
Over the last several years, Puerto Vallarta bus companies and the Department of Transpiration for the State of Jalisco have announced several modernization agreements that haven’t been fulfilled.