Intelligent Transportation: Urgent For Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Secretary of Public Works illustrates the potential for an integrated mass transit system in conjuction with the opening of San Juan's new heavy rail system.
May 27, 2003, 10am PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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This article written by the Puerto Rico Secretary of Transportation Fernando Fagundo redefines the new strategy of the Department of Transportation, Alternativa de Transporte Integrado(ATI), which emphasizes the integration of the AMA (buses), Públicos (privately owned-run jitneys) and the Tren Urbano (new heavy rail system due to open September 2003). The integration of these systems is anticipated to deliver a strong public-private transit service for the San Juan Metropolitan Area. The article cites important data that demonstrates the urgency for alternative transportation systems in Puerto Rico, including skyrocketing car ownership rates among island residents, and increasing environmental degredation due to urban sprawl. (The text of this article is written in Spanish)

Thanks to R.M. Bernier

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Published on Sunday, May 25, 2003 in El Nuevo Día
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